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. Evidenced-Based practice (EBP) is defined as a problem-solving approach that assimilates evidence collected from studies and experience of clinicians (Wallis, 2012). EBP is what helps nurses make sound clinical judgment and help to deliver the best patient care and produce the best outcomes.
There are several barriers into implementing EBP. The two most often cited ones are lack of time and lack of support from health organization (Wallis, 2012). As Wallis (2012) further explained that resistance from nursing staff begins with the nurse managers and nurse leaders, which should not be the case if we want to implement EBP. Nurse leaders and managers are looked upon for support when it comes to making changes about practice, policies or procedures. They are supposed to be the role models and source for support (Wallis, 2012).
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