Evidence Based Practice For Quality Healthcare Delivery And Improves Patients ' Health Outcomes

1965 Words Sep 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Introduction
Evidence-based practice (EBP), characterized by the integration of clinical expertise and experience, patient values and preferences, and ideal research evidence is vital for quality healthcare delivery and improves patients’ health outcomes (DiCenso, Guyatt & Ciliska, 2014). Several steps must be fulfilled in order to achieve EBP in practice. To begin with, clinicians assess the patient, and then question the patient on issues regarding their preferences and values. Next, clinicians conduct research to appraise the patient’s clinical case then evaluate the credibility of the sources used in the research. Lastly, clinicians apply the information collected and integrate it with their clinical skills, patient preferences and values. The balance between knowledge, experience, and information gathering, characterizes the process of clinical decision-making, a process through which clinicians ascertain the right course of action (Vincent et al., 2015). The ability to make relevant and suitable clinical decisions via this process determines the clinician’s effectiveness. Thus, the successful integration of patient values, clinical expertise, and ideal evidence in clinical decision-making, reinforces clinician effectiveness, resulting in positive patient outcomes. This study will evaluate how registered nurses use clinical decision-making to encompass patient values, clinical expertise, and ideal research evidence.
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