Importance Of Evidence Based Practice And Nursing Research

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Significance of Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
Rina Desai
Widener University The significance of nursing research and evidence-based practice has gained a huge momentum in nursing. Research findings, knowledge from basic science, clinical knowledge, and expert opinion are all considered ‘evidence’. Thus, the practices based on research findings are more likely to result in the desired patient outcomes across numerous clinical settings. In addition, the pressure of healthcare facility for cost containment and greater consumer savvy about treatment and care options has increases the need for evidence-based practice and nursing research for better patient outcomes.
For this interview project on significance of nursing research and Evidence-based practice (EBP), I interviewed three subjects from three different nursing categories. My first subject was my clinical instructor ‘MJ’ who has been a nurse for 33 years, specialized in behavioral health and public health nursing. My second subject was clinical coordinator at my work ‘MK’, who has been nurse for 17 years and now specializing in Wound care nursing. My third subject was staff nurse ‘DP’ who has been Med-surge/tele nurse for 8 years.
Each subject were asked six questions: 1) what role do you believe evidence-based practice plays in improving the care nurses provide to patients? 2) What role do you believe nursing research plays in improving the care nurses provide to patients? 3) How have you…
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