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). Reference Melnyk, B. (2002). Evidence-based practice. Strategies for overcoming barriers in implementing evidence-based practice. Pediatric Nursing , 28 (2), 159-161 Wallis, L. (2012). Barriers to implementing evidence-based practice remain high for U.S. nurses. American Journal of Nursing, 112 (12), 15. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000423491.98489.70
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