The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. According to HealthyPeople.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. Evidence based practice (EBP) refers to the provision of nursing care that is based on the latest scientific research, practitioner’s expertise and the patient’s preferences. EBP has proven to be very beneficial in improving patient outcomes through improving the quality of care that is offered in healthcare facilities. Healthcare organizations can no longer afford for EBP to remain an abstract concept or an idealized competency (Black, Balneaves, Garossino, Puyat & Qian, 2015). Advocating for the increase in the adoption of evidence-based nursing care is a noble idea. There are however some strategies that must be put in place to ensure the smooth implementation of this process. This begins with addressing the potential barriers
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- Winter '18
- Tammy Gray
- Nursing, The Journal of Nursing