Case Study, Chapter 5, Evidence-Based Practice
Two professional registered nurses are interested in evidence-based practice and have developed research questions to study. The nurses discuss what evidence-based practice is all about and are trying to determine if the organizational culture supports nurses who seek out and use research to change long-standing practices that are rooted in tradition rather than science.
- What is the best explanation of the difference between evidence-based practice and best practices?
- The two registered nurses review a variety of research studies to answer their proposed research questions. What is the difference in the efficacy of randomized controlled trials, integrative reviews, or meta-analysis with practice-based evidence for continuous process improvement?
- The registered professional nurses must consider alternative support mechanisms when searching for the best evidence to support their clinical practice. What are possible mechanisms of support for evidence-based practice?
- Describe the challenges that exist today for nurses in implementing evidence-based practice?