Instructions to the student: The reading worksheets are designed to assist you as you review the assigned readings in your Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015) textbook for this module. Read the assigned pages below, and answer the following questions. Chapter One: Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice. Read pages 1 – 28 answer the following questions. What are the definitions of research vs. nursing research? What is evidence-based practice (EBP)? Research: to search again, or examine carefully; a diligent, systemic inquiry or study that validates and refines existing knowledge and develops new knowledge Nursing research: scientific process that validates and refines existing knowledge and generates new knowledge that directly and indirectly influences nursing practice Evidence-based practice: evolves from the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patients’ needs and values What three elements make up evidence-based practice? Make sure you can describe or define them. Best research evidence: empirical knowledge generated from the synthesis of quality study findings to address a practice problem Clinical Expertise: the knowledge and skills of the healthcare professional who is providing the care Patient’s needs and values: with EBP, patients and their families are encouraged to take an active role in the management of their health My goals for this course are to: appraise critically, synthesize, and apply research evidence. (hint: p 6.) Research evidence provides description, explanation, prediction, and control of phenomena in our clinical practice. According to chapter one, what does that really mean? Description: involves identifying and understanding the nature of nursing phenomena and sometimes the relationships among them 1. Be able to describe what exists in nursing practice 2. Discover new information 3. Promote understanding of situations 4. Classify information for use in discipline Examples: Identification of the incidence of a disease, description of the responses of individuals for a particular disease Explanation: clarifies the relationships among phenomena and identifies possible reasons why certain events occur ©2015 UTA School of Nursing 1 Module 1 Reading Worksheet N4325 Nursing Research
Example: relationship between nurse dose and incidence of in-patient falls Prediction: estimating the probability of a specific outcome in a given situation Examples: prediction of the risk for a disease or injury in different populations, prediction of behaviors that promote health and prevent illness Control: is the ability to write a prescription to produce the desired results Examples: testing interventions to improve the health status of individuals, testing the effectiveness of EBP guidelines List the ways that knowledge is acquired in nursing.
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, UTA School of Nursing, UTA School