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According to the textbook, nurses in various settings are adopting a research-based (or evidence-based) practice that incorporates research findings into their decisions and interaction with clients. How do you see this being applied in your workplace?Re:Topic 5 DQ 1Research is a process of systematic inquiry or study to build knowledge in a discipline. The purpose of research is to develop an empirical body of knowledge for a discipline or profession. Specifically, research validates and refines existing knowledge and develops new knowledge (Grove, Grey, & Burns, 2015).Research findings are being used increasingly as the basis for clinical decisions. Evidence-based practice (EBP) can be defined as the process of systematically finding, appraising, and using research findings as a basis for making decisions about patient care. The rise of technology and the worldwide access and flow of information have transformed the decision-making processes of practitioners. No longer do nurses simply compare outcomes of patient care with other units inthe same hospital. Nurses and other health care professionals are more likely to look for solutions, choices, and outcomes for patients that represent the best available knowledge internationally (Chery & Jacob, 2011).My hospital is big fan of Evidence-based practice. Nurses in general are always encourage to get involved and share new ideas with the management team. It is great to know how as a hospital we are doing or ranking among the nation. Because of evidence based practice, the hospital was able to reduce the number of falls, by implementing new guidelines proven to be effective in other hospitals within the nation. To achieve excellence in practice, hospitals must embrace EBP as the norm. We can’t knowingly continue clinical practice interventions that are not supported by current best evidence, especially if those actions are known to be unhelpful and possibly harmful. Evidence based research allow nurses to continue to provide the best possible care.ReferencesChery, B., & Jacob, R. S. (2011). Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management (5thed.). St. Louis MO: Elsevier/Saunders. Retrieved from Grove, S., Gray, J., & Burns, N. (2015).