Issued related to health always are the hot topics in society. People have been working hard in investigation, research and invention for improving the quality of health care. Nowadays, more and more clinical practices and care are supported by evidence to increase the effectiveness of health care Evidence has taken a more important place in nursing development.
EBP has been used in different professional aspects such as medication, psychology as well as nursing. EBP has been more valued nowadays. Some organizations also recommend the application of using EBP such as the American Nurses Association and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It plays an important role in nursing.
Therefore, the impacts of EBP will be focused …show more content…
Every decision or action made should be accurate and helpful for patients since care provided is directly related to life. Nurses should not just follow the rituals or routine practices without considering its effect or reasons behind. To be a responsible nurse, nurses should have an obligation to enhance their knowledge and understanding. Therefore, evidence-based practice is essential and important so I think it is beneficial for nurses to follow EBP as it helps nurses to update their knowledge so that more effective care can be provided and benefit the patients. However, EBP has its limitation although it has many benefits. They will be discussed in the following.
Potentials for developing EBP
Evidence- based practice is beneficial. The advantages will be discussed in three aspects which are patients, nurses and organizations respectively.
In the patients’ point of view, EBP can empower them to voice out their concerns. Their opinions will be considered as an important factor for decision making based on EBP. For example, a patient with severe cardiac disease was not suggested to have childbirth since they have high risk of death during labour process. However according to EBP, the willingness of having childbirth of the patient need to be considered, doctors and nurses should support the patient with best actions and care provided with evidence supported to lower the risk of death. …show more content…
A positive EBP culture can motivate staff to follow EBP through praising and award. The informal power can facilitate the empowerment of nurses in workplace (Knol and van Linge, 2009). Also, encourage is useful for nurses to build positive attitudes in EBP. Nurses gain motivation if they have positive perception of EBP. It can be done strengthen the beliefs of EBP that EBP is beneficial for nurses as well as patients (Melnyk, B. M, 2002).
Next, organization should provide sufficient support for promoting EBP such as educational support. Since one of the barriers is a lack of the knowledge of EBP so organization can introduce some workshops for those nurses to improve their knowledge of EBP. To be realistic, although nurses reflect that they are lack of time in learning EBP, more nurses would increase their motivation in learning if they can be paid for the time in attending the