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Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Fourth Edition

April 2019 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare, the authors use case studies, examples, and theoretical overviews to guide readers through the concept of evidence-based practice and provides practical guidance on its utilisation in clinical practice.

The new 4th edition has been fully updated to reflect contemporary practice, and includes a new chapter on the ‘History and Development of Clinical Academics,’ which looks at clinical academic careers and the impact and benefits this has for nurses and healthcare professionals on their clinical practice.

Written to support nurses at pre and post-registration, the book includes an interdisciplinary focus covering health and social care curricula.

Part One: Introducing Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge, Evidence and How to Ask the Right Questions
Chapter 3: Service User and Carer Involvement
Chapter 4: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making
Chapter 5: Finding the Evidence
Part Two: Critiquing the Evidence
Chapter 6: What is Critical Appraisal?
Chapter 7: Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research
Chapter 8: Critical Appraisal and Qualitative Research
Chapter 9: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based Practice
Part Three: Making Changes
Chapter 10: Reflection, Portfolios and Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 11: Evidence into Practice: Practice Development, Improvement and Innovation
Chapter 12: Clinical Academic Careers

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Chapter 1: What is Evidence-Based Practice

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Paul Linsley

Paul Linsley has worked largely in Acute and Forensic Mental Health settings both as a clinician and as a manager. He sits on various national health and social care bodies and is an active researcher in his field of interest. Paul has presented at International Conferences and holds a number of awards. As a Principal Lecturer at the University of Lincoln he teaches on a number of courses, single and joint honours undergraduate programmes, research masters programmes and pre and post registration nurse training programmes. He has written on a number of mental health issues, including emotional intelligence, health informatics and the... More About Author

Ros Kane

Ros Kane is Principal Lecturer at the University of Lincoln.  More About Author

Janet H Barker

Dr Janet Barker has been involved in nursing for forty years, starting as a cadet nurse at 16 years of age in an Orthopaedic Hospital, moving into general nursing and finally working as a mental health nurse, in both inpatient and community settings. The last twenty years have been spent in nurse education. Janet has vast experience of organising and delivering undergraduate pre-registration nursing courses, taking on the role of Course Director of the Diploma/BSc(Hons) in Nursing programme at the University of Nottingham, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy in 2005. Janet received the University of Nottingham 'Dearing Award' in... More About Author

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