Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing,
Edition 4
Edited by Jean V. Craig, PhD, MSc, RSCN, RGN and Dawn Dowding, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publication Date: 24 Sept 2019

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The new edition of this highly successful book brings to its readership the fundamentals of evidence-based nursing practice in an easily digested format. Avoiding unnecessary jargon and using case studies and other practical examples to help demystify research and the process of applying research in clinical practice, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th edition, will be essential reading for anyone interested in developing their skills in this area.

Now published in full color throughout, and with accompanying online exercises, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th edition, explains how to ask the right question, search the literature, evaluate – and safely apply - evidence from qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies including systematic reviews. The book also explains how to use evidence-based guidelines and use research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients. A concluding chapter explores the challenges of embedding an evidence-based culture within a healthcare institution.

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th edition, will be ideal for all students on nursing programs undertaking relevant research and evidence based practice modules, nurses undertaking post-graduate study, and anyone returning to practice who needs to understand how evidence-based practice is shaping practice today. The book will also be invaluable to students of midwifery and other healthcare professions involved in similar areas of study.

Key Features

  • Helps students learn to read and understand research results as a foundation for evidence-based practice
  • Easy writing style makes a potentially difficult subject accessible and enjoyable
  • Explains how to search the literature and rank it according to the strength of its evidence
  • Case studies, scenarios and exercises ‘bring the subject to life’
  • Clearly explains the process of critical appraisal – quality of the study, interpretation of the results, and applicability of the findings to individual patients
  • Explains the various means of applying data from population studies to the individual
  • Offers practical advice on how to communicate risks and benefits to patients
  • Contains a glossary of useful terms

New Features

  • New editorship brings an international dimension to the content
  • Includes a new chapter on mixed methods studies
  • Expanded discussion of the evaluation of qualitative systematic reviews
  • Updated information on the implementation of guidelines and the current role of evidence in healthcare organisational policy
  • Now published in full colour throughout
About the author
Edited by Jean V. Craig, PhD, MSc, RSCN, RGN, Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England (Norfolk and Suffolk), Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and Dawn Dowding, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor in Clinical Decision Making, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Former Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, USA
Table of Contents

1 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

2 How to ask the right question

3 Searching the literature

4 Using evidence from qualitative studies

5 Using evidence from quantitative studies

6 Using evidence from mixed methods studies

7 Using evidence from systematic reviews

8 Evidence-based guidelines

9 Using research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients

10 How can we develop an evidence-based culture?


Book details
ISBN: 9780702070488
Page Count: 210
Retail Price: €34.99