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Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Fifth Edition

August 2022 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This long-standing textbook provides a clear overview of evidence-based practice. It explores the basic prinicples of knowledge, evidence and decision making and guides students through the process of crtitquing and using evidence in their day-to-day practice. The 5th edition has been updated to reflect contemporary approaches, drawing from lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic and includes a new chapter explaining the difference between evaluation, audit and research.  

Additional features:
  • case studies, activities and end of chapter crossword puzzles help students consolidate their understanding
  • provides a collection of practical appraisal tools and templates to use when reviewing  differnet sources of research
  • extensive glossary providing clear definitions of key terminology

Part I: Introducing Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Evidence-based Practice?
Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge, Evidence and Ethical Approval
Chapter 3: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making
Chapter 4: Finding the Evidence
Conclusion to Part I
Part II: Critiquing the Evidence
Chapter 5: What is Critical Appraisal?
Chapter 6: Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research
Chapter 7: Critical Appraisal and Qualitative Research
Chapter 8: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based
Conclusion to Part II
Part III: Making Changes
Chapter 9: Evaluation, Audit and Research
Chapter 10: Evidence into Practice: Practice Development, Improvement and Innovation
Chapter 11: Clinical Academic Careers
Conclusion to Part III

Extremely important text for learners to develop their critical interpretation of research. Would recommend for any healthcare programme.

Mr Dean Walker
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
November 13, 2023

Very clear, well written book. Very accessible content with useful self test sections

Dr Leisle Ezekiel
Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton University
October 11, 2023

love the activities through out the book, encouraging reflection and the fact that it covers AHPs too.

Mrs Angela Rose Woodley
Nursing, University of the Highlands And Islands
May 25, 2022

Clearly identifies what common terms mean and why they are important. The suggested databases are helpful. The breakdown of different research terms makes it easy to follow.

Miss angie louise keeling
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
February 22, 2023

Very easy to read and engage the student, with the key principles of effective practice

Ms Elizabeth Myers
Nursing, Mercy university Hospital
July 11, 2022

A very pragmatic useful book . Points made clearly and easy to read.

Dr Michaela Davis
School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin
August 29, 2022

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