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Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: MODULE AND BARRIERS1Evidence-Based Practice: Model and BarriersBria BurleyUniversity of Texas at Arlington
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: MODULE AND BARRIERS2Evidence-Based Practice Modules: Model and BarriersEvidence-based practice is something that is rarely heard of in the hospital. Working on an oncology/med-surg unit there are so many factors and barriers that contribute to the lack of EBP use in practice. Nurses are over worked by demanding patient volumes, lack knowledge, lack interest, and typically have negative out looks on EBP. There is so much overwhelming information nurses may feel overwhelmed and disinterested. Researchers have reported that, “lack of administrative support and mentorship, nurses’ beliefs that they lacked authority to change practice, inadequate basic research knowledge, incomprehensible statistics, and insufficient time on the job to implement change are significant barriers to nurses’ utilization of research in practice” (Fink, Thompson, & Bonnes, 2005). Nurses on the unit find it difficult to understand the expectations of the workplace due to frequent changes in practices. With constant changes that are always implemented it is difficult to understand what should be used when implementing care. For example, if one week nurses are