Evidence Based Practice And Research Utilization

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Research utilization is the process of synthesizing, disseminating and using research generated knowledge to change an existing practice. It uses findings from disciplined research in a practical application that is unrelated to the original research (Polit & Beck, 2010). Research utilization begins with the research itself while EBP starts with a clinical questions (Polit & Beck, 2010). Research utilization is a multi-step process that consists of applying the findings, reviewing and analyzing the research results into clinical practice. In research utilization much emphasis is placed on translating research findings into real-world applications. Whereas, evidence based practice (EBP) is the use of the best available research evidence in making
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