As research practices evolved, healthcare practices have improved.
Today, some nursing practice is based on evidence, yet not all forms of evidence provide the best outcomes. As noted in this week’s readings and media presentation, scientific research provides the best source of evidence. Evidence-based nursing practice takes into account scientific evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences. Using evidence-based nursing practices can improve patient outcomes along with quality and safety of care.
Reflect on nursing practice in general and then respond to the following:
Define “evidence based practice”.
What is the difference between “evidence based practice” and research?
Why don’t nurses use evidence-based findings in their practice?
Based on the reasons you provided above, how could these barriers be reduced or overcome in the agency where you work?