Importance Of Ebp In Nursing

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Register to read the introduction… It contributes to greater nurse efficiency and professionalism which helps results in better health outcomes for the patients. EBP is a crucial element of quality care since individual nurses are able to position themselves to provide optimal care to the patients by using the competencies acquired from the practice (Polit & Beck, 2010). Patients will often have an improved outcome where EBP has been used because it promotes the collection, interpretation and integration of reports from the clients, observations of the practitioner and the research obtained from evidence to give maximum results. As a result, the preferences of the patients themselves, their families and those of the community as a whole are served (Polit & Beck, …show more content…
This paper will focus on the qualitative and quantitative approaches. The qualitative studies approaches applied include methods such as interviews and narrative analyses which help in understanding of a particular phenomenon (Beyea & Slattery, 2006). The quantitative methods involve objectifying and quantifying data in a particular population or the use of survey instruments (Beyea & Slattery, 2006, p. 9). The knowledge generated from these studies is subsequently applied to health care practice as elaborated below. First, nursing has always used research findings to support data collection, to suggest interventions and evaluate the quality and growth of patient care. This method is called research utilization (Spector, 2008). In research utilization, the different results from the studies are conveniently selected for the application in nursing practice. For evidence based research, the nurses will select the best evidence from the research, the results are analysed, synthesized and then integrated into practice (Spector, 2008, p. …show more content…
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