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 means to search again; Nursing research determines what is relevant for nurses to know while practicing to promote good outcomes. EBP evolves from the integration of the best research evidence, 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 -the 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 care. This depends on the years of the nurse’s clinical expertise, current knowledge of the research and clinical literature and educational preparation. The stronger the nurse’s clinical expertise the better her judgement will be using EBP. Patient needs/values- the patient’s needs might focus on health promotion, illness prevention, acute or chronic illness management, rehabilitation, or a peaceful death. My goals for this course are to: describe what exists in nursing practice , discover new information, and promote understanding of situations, and classify information for use in the discipline 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? List the ways that knowledge is acquired in nursing.
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- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, Qualitative Research, Grounded theory, UTA School of Nursing