Evidenced-Based practice (EBP) can best be defined as a problem-solving approach that assimilates evidence collected from studies and experience of clinicians (Wallis, 2012). EBP helps nurses make sound clinical judgment and help to deliver the best patient care possible in order to produce positive outcomes. The two most cited barriers to achieving the IOM’s goals are lack of time and lack of support from health organizations (Wallis, 2012). Wallis (2012) explained that resistance from the nursing staff begins at the nurse manager and nursing leader level, which runs contrary to the successful implementation of EBP since nurse leaders and managers are looked upon for support when it comes to making changes in practice, policies, and procedures. They should serve as role models and be a source of support (Wallis, 2012). One of the strategies that can be utilized in order to overcome these barriers is to “strengthen beliefs
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- Spring '19
- Nursing, Wallis, Florence Nightingale