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Evidence based research is when nurses make decisions based on the best research evidence, clinical experience, and preferences of the patients, according to Nieswiadomy (2012). Evidence based combines the results of several studies, and includes the patients’ needs. For a nurse to practice evidence-based nursing this means that they will provide quality health care based on the best current evidence from research, clinician expertise, and the individualization of the intervention as a basis for evidence-based clinical decision making (Mallory, 2010). I have worked in labor and delivery for over 20 years. It has been standard practice to give the newborn bath within the first few hours after birth. This is not evidence-based practice. Giving the bath is a routine that has just been done this way for many years. There has not been any policies or procedures. Polit and Beck (2017) state to have evidence-based practice there would be shared decision-making between practitioner, patient, and the evidence would be based on research evidence. In fact, The World Health Organization (WHO) 4 recommends delaying
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