Week 1.docx - Identify two GCU Library scholarly databases that will help you find the best research articles to support your EBP proposal Discuss why

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Identify two GCU Library scholarly databases that will help you find the best research articles to support your EBP proposal. Discuss why these two databases are better than Google Scholar or a general Internetsearch.Through the GCU library both CINAHL Complete and Academic Search Complete are available for scholarly research. CINAHL is an acronym that stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Is the greatest and most comprehensive database reserved for nursing research. CINAHL offers thousandsof full text journals and books. Academic Search Complete also offers thousands of fulltext peer-reviewed, journals. Both Academic Search and CINAHL are based from EBSCO. EBSCO is one of the most powerful reference systems on the internet. UnlikeGoogle, EBSCO only offers reliable resources. The information that EBSCO offers is current and accurate. There is no need to second guess the information being given, like you would Wikipedia or other similar resources. With the help of the GCU library I am able toput in specifics details when searching for articles. This includes, peer-reviewed, full text, and date of publication. These are reliable resources and the least timeconsuming when attempting to find the right articles. The GCU library also helps with saving my researchand creating a citation for an article if I choose to use it. ReferenceEBSCO. (2018) Improving research around the world.Retrievedfrom The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. According toHealthyPeople.gov, the United States is currently at approximately 15%. Discuss two barriers that might hold nursing practice from achieving this goal, and suggest ways in which identified barriers may be addressed.There are several barriers into implementing EBP. The two most often cited ones are lack of time and lack of support from health organization (Wallis, 2012). As Wallis (2012) further explained that resistance from nurse staff begins with the nurse managers and nurse leaders, which should not be the case if we want to implement EBP. Nurse leaders and managers are looked upon for support when it comes to making changes about practice, policies or procedures. They are supposed to be the role models and source for support (Wallis, 2012).One of the strategies that can be utilized in order to overcome these barriers is to “strengthen beliefs about the benefits of EBP” (Melnyk, 2002). Education is an essential tool as this will help the nurse leaders and nurses to become more familiar as well as increase their knowledge about EBP, which can lead to viable support. Another important strategy is to create a culture in which EBP is valued (Melnyk, 2002). If the staff understands and appreciate the value of the EBP, it makes it easier to implement it. In addition, administrative support and encouragement is another key element for success in implementing EBP (Melnyk, 2002).
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