Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration, and Practice, Third Edition focuses on how research-based evidence drives scholarly practice. The text highlights how evidence can justify innovation and policy changes to improve patient outcomes. Through real-world examples, the authors strive to demonstrate how evidence-based research and nurse administrators can truly drive clinical best practices.
The Third Edition provides students and professionals with the framework for evidence-based practice through its focus on translational science. It also features a section on scholarship in administrative practice along with content on critical appraisal and clinical practice scholarship. The hallmark of this text is its focus on evaluating and leveraging evidence-based practice research to deliver quality improvement changes, innovative patient care, improved outcomes, and lower cost.
Features and Benefits
"This book provides useful tools for practice and scholarship and can act as a guide and resource for graduate nursing students. It offers a framework and process for learning and is "thick" with content. The authors accurately state that this text is "user friendly and filled with great examples, tools, and reflective questions." The additions included in the third edition enhance the previous work of the book and are pertinent to the current educational and practice needs of the DNP, Ph.D., or graduate nurse role. "
-- Lynne Kuhl, MSN, RN (Viterbo University) Doody's Review
The authors clearly outline that this book is for DNPs and doctoral-level nursing students to guide them through evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and translation to practice. The text provides clear direction and thoughtful flow including examples of projects with exemplars that demonstrate the process of translation. The authors and contributors are educators and scholars in both academic and practice settings.