Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726550

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Jennifer R. Gray,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293328

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 1901

As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. "This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015 Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses — such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews — increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book’s relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Jennifer R. Gray,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293301

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 3288

Get a better understanding of the research process and learn how to appraise and apply your findings to the clinical setting with the Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research, 6th Edition. This new edition incorporates an expanded focus on evidence-based practice, Web-Based Activities and three published research studies referenced throughout the book. This study guide walks you through each chapter in the textbook to reinforce your understanding of important concepts. Hands-on practice with three published studies includes three full-text published studies that are referenced throughout the Study Guide. Time-tested and innovative exercises include brief Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises to promote in-depth learning for a variety of learning styles. Learning activities for each textbook chapter reinforce key concepts and guide you in application to evidence-based clinical practice. Answer key allows you to check your understanding and learn from mistakes (formative assessment). NEW! Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice corresponding to the EBP emphasis in the text to help students who are new to nursing research understand the research process and apply it to evidence-based nursing practice. NEW! Increased high-value learning activities have been incorporated throughout the study guide. NEW! Web-Based Activities are now included in each chapter to reinforce using the Internet appropriately for scholarly research and evidence-based practice. NEW! Updated full-text articles ensure that the examples provided reflect the most current, high-quality studies that are meaningful today. NEW! Quick-reference printed tabs have been added to differentiate the answer key and each of the book's three published studies appendices (four tabs total) for improved navigation and usability.

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research -E-Book

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292992

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9861

Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research. Learning activities for each textbook chapter review and reinforce key concepts and offer application to evidence-based clinical practice. Time-tested and innovative exercises promote in-depth learning with Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, crossword puzzles, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises. Hands-on practice with three published research studies allows you to apply your knowledge and gain practice in working with the kinds of articles you will use to build an evidence-based practice. Answer key for all activities lets you check your understanding and learn from your mistakes. An expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies shows the value of understanding the research process and applying it for an evidence-based nursing practice. Three new full-text research articles serve as the basis for hands-on practice in each chapter.

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416026402

Category: Medical

Page: 586

View: 6794

Accompanying CD-ROM contains Macromedia Flash-based program with audio glossary and instructional exercises.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721600116

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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This leading texbook of nursig research, written by two of the most renowned experts in the field, is now published in full-colour, and this, the 4th edition has now been updated throughout to reflect today's evidence-based practice.

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research -

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K Grove

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145573974X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Learning activities for each textbook chapter review and reinforce key concepts and offer application to evidence-based clinical practice.Time-tested and innovative exercisespromote in-depth learning with "Introductions, Key Terms "exercises," Key Ideas" exercises, " Making Connections" exercises, crossword puzzles," Exercises in Critical Appraisal, "and "Going Beyond" exercises.Hands-on practice with three published research studies allows you to apply your knowledge and gain practice in working with the kinds of articles you will use to build an evidence-based practice.Answer key for all activities lets you check your understanding and learn from your mistakes. An expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies shows the value of understanding the research process and applying it for an evidence-based nursing practice.Three new full-text research articles serve as the basis for hands-on practice in each chapter. "

Statistics for Nursing Research

A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Daisha J. Cipher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323376614

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 1108

Understand the statistical methods used in nursing research articles! Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition helps you interpret and analyze the statistical data found in health sciences research articles. Practical exercises show how to critically appraise sampling and measurement techniques, evaluate results, and conduct a power analysis for a study. Written by nursing statistics experts Susan Grove and Daisha Cipher, this is the only statistics workbook for nursing to include research examples from both nursing and medical literature for a complete perspective on health sciences research. Comprehensive coverage includes exercises that address all common techniques of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis that you are likely to see in nursing and medical literature. A literature-based approach incorporates a relevant research article into each exercise/chapter, with key excerpts. 45 sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis exercises provide a practical review of both basic and advanced techniques, and prepare you to apply statistics to nursing practice. Consistent format for all chapters facilitates quick review and easier learning, covering the statistical technique in review, results from a research article, and study questions. Study questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to clinical practice. Questions to Be Graded in each chapter may be completed and submitted online, to assess your mastery of key statistical techniques. A concise index makes it easy to locate information quickly. NEW examples show the latest, high-quality research studies. NEW! Expanded coverage helps undergraduate students apply the information learned in statistics and research courses, serves as a refresher/review for graduate students, and also helps in critically appraising studies to determine whether their findings may be used in evidence-based practice. NEW! Understanding Statistical Methods section includes exercises to help in understanding the levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio) and in appraising the samples and measurement methods in studies. NEW! Conducting and Interpreting Statistical Analyses section includes exercises to help in understanding the power analysis and how to conduct a power analysis for a study, showing how to determine the most appropriate statistical method(s) for analyzing data for a class project, for a clinical agency project, or for an actual research study. NEW! Answers to study questions are located in the back of the book.

Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research

Author: James A Fain

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803668937

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 7589

The 5th Edition of this AJN Book of the Year shows you how to integrate today’s best scientific knowledge into your clinical decision-making. Step by step, you’ll learn to effectively evaluate and apply nursing research and to understand its potential impact on the quality of your patient care.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: 9780721644370

Category: Nursing

Page: 216

View: 8868

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781437707502

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 8654

As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format - newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses - such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews - increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book's relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity provides valuable information for providing care to diverse populations and understanding the validity of research instruments in various cultures. NEW! Quick-reference tools include a Brief Table of Contents, a new Levels of Knowledge illustration, and other evidence-based practice information inside the front cover. A Research Designs and Statistical Analysis Techniques Reference and a new Key to Statistical Symbols are located inside the back cover. NEW! Enhanced illustration program incorporates re-colorized illustrations and additional full-color illustrations in each chapter. NEW! Additional design enhancements include a special 1-column adaptation of the RN Design standard, table row separators, and newly designed chapter openers.

Nursing Research: Designs and Methods E-Book

Author: Roger Watson,Hugh McKenna,Seamus Cowman,John Keady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033499

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 806

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application. Text supported by examples from ‘real life’ research International perspective on nursing research Comprehensive coverage including established and innovative designs and methods

Understanding Nursing Research

Using Research in Evidence-based Practice

Author: Carol Leslie Macnee,Susan McCabe (RN.)

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781775588

Category: Medical

Page: 431

View: 4244

This textbook explicitly links understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, and focuses on how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. Organized around questions students have when reading reports—how the conclusions were reached, what types of patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way—the text explains the steps of the research process to answer these questions. Chapters include clinical vignettes, highlighted key concepts, and out-of-class exercises. Appendices present a variety of research examples. This edition includes significant new material on evidence-based practice and more distinction between qualitative and quantitative research.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967635

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 6795

Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. Key features · Written in clear, easy to follow language · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · A companion website with 9 podcasts to bring topics from the book to life.

The Practice of Nursing Research - E-Book

Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

Author: Jennifer R. Gray,Susan K. Grove,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329331X

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 7107

Learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research data and how to conduct your own original research. This authoritative text gives provides a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. This new edition also features enhanced coverage of the research methods most applicable to evidence-based practice (outcomes research, intervention research, and translational research), along with a significant increase in the coverage of qualitative research methodologies. Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding. Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies. Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing. NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods. NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.

Study Guide for Nursing Research in Canada - E-Book

Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization

Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber,Carey Berry,Jennifer Yost,Cherylyn Cameron,Mina Singh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1771721367

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8638

Corresponding to chapters in Nursing Research in Canada, 4th Edition, this companion study guide enriches your understanding of nursing research and evidence-informed practice. Easy to understand and set entirely within a Canadian context, the new edition examines the various roles of research in nursing, application and analysis, and coverage of evidence-informed practice. The companion study guide allows you to further practice and hone the critiquing skills discussed in the textbook. Each chapter includes a wide-variety of activities including fill-in-the-blank questions, matching exercises, puzzles, and more that correlates with clinical practice experiences. This must-have companion will help you to fully understand important skills, concepts, and procedures! Introduction and Learning Outcomes at the start of each chapter help you focus on key content. Activities and exercises help you master the material and include crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank and matching-column exercises, and student group activities. Additional activities refer you to current research studies in the text. Answers to Activities and Post-Tests at the end of each chapter facilitate self-study and provide immediate feedback for material comprehension. NEW! Updated content corresponds to the 4th edition of the text. NEW! Evidence-Informed Practice and Web-based Activities featured in each chapter. NEW! Revised Web-based Activities require you review and critically evaluate internet-based information.

Introduction to Nursing Research

Author: Carol Boswell,Sharon Cannon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284079651

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 3446

The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Nursing Research is a distinct integration of evidence-based practice and research for the baccalaureate student and practicing registered nurses. It focuses on how students can incorporate research into their daily practice while considering all the newest trends and issues. This is not a typical introduction to nursing research book; it is an evidence-based practice text that uses research. The Fourth Edition focus on the meaning of evidence, the use of quality improvement, and the practical application of these aspects for the practicing health care provider.

Foundations of Nursing Research

Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 387

View: 2655

My primary purpose for writing the fourth edition of this book continues to be promoting interest in research, particularly research conducted by nurses. I firmly believe that research is essential to the growth of the nursing profession. Nursing research improves patient care and demonstrates that nurses are key members of the health care team. Research results show that nurses are not only caring but efficient providers of health care. As a reader of this book, you are not expected to become proficient in critiquing research reports or to be able to conduct research independently. My goals for writing this book will have been achieved if you: are more enthusiastic about nursing research have gained knowledge about the research process possess beginning skills necessary to evaluate research findings are motivated to use research findings in your practice have the desire to conduct your own research studies in the future. For those of you who are just beginning your careers in nursing, the future of the profession depends on you. This book is intended primarily for individuals with little research experience, particularly undergraduate nursing students. However, many students in graduate programs have used this text to gain a better understanding of nursing research. They have commented that this text explains the research process clearly and succinctly. It is my hope that practicing nurses will also use this book as they evaluate study findings for use in practice and as they begin to conduct their own studies. FEATURES OF THE BOOK The informal writing style has been maintained in this fourth edition of the text. The book is even more learner-friendly than the previous three editions. In the past, readers have made many positive comments about the writing style. Students have said that they often feel as if they are talking with me, the author. Please interact with me as you read this text. You can nod in agreement, frown in disagreement, or shake your head in disbelief if you do not understand the material. Regardless of your responses, pleasereact!Get involved. This is the best way to learn about research. The exercises at the end of the chapters are meant to help you get excited about research. Because most of you will not be conducting research while you are learning about the research process, exercises in class will help to simulate what it would be like if you were actually carrying out the steps of a study. Material is presented in a very concrete manner. This book presents approximately 60 excerpts from recent studies published by nurses to illustrate various aspects of research. New terms are highlighted and defined the first time they are discussed. At the end of Chapters 3 through 15, a section is devoted to critiquing the specific step of the research process that each chapter addresses. Also, a set of critiquing questions is highlighted in a box for easy access. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the content presented in the chapter. Two distinctive features of the book are the Get Involved Activities and the Self-Tests at the end of each chapter. Readers tell me that they like to see how well they perform on the self-tests. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book. A new feature of the text is the inclusion ofResearch on the Web.This feature appears in each chapter, encouraging readers to go to the free Companion Website atwww.prenhall.com/nieswiadomyto access the interactive, chapter-specific modules. Each module consists of a variety of critical thinking and other exercises, links to other online resources regarding nursing research, and objectives. Instructors adopting this textbook have free access to the online Syllabus Manager™feature of the Companion Website,www.prenhall.com/nieswiadomy. It offers a whole host of features that facilitate the students' use of the Companion Website, and allows faculty to post syllabi, course information, and assignments online for their students. Finally, online course management companions forFoundations of Nursing Research, 4th Editionare available for schools using Blackboard, Course Compass, or WebCT course management systems. The online course management solutions feature interactive modules and an electronic test bank for teaching this course content through distance learning. For more information and a demonstration of Syllabus Manager™or Prentice Hall's online course companions, please contact your Prentice Hall Sales Representative. Tell yourself that learning about nursing research can be interesting, fun, and exciting. Have a happy journey! Rose Marie Nieswiadomy, PhD, RN

Understanding Nursing Research

Using Research in Evidence-based Practice

Author: Cherie R. Rebar

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781605477305

Category: Medical

Page: 409

View: 2848

"This textbook explicitly links understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, and focuses on how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. Organized around questions students have when reading reports--how the conclusions were reached, what types of patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way--the text explains the steps of the research process to answer these questions"--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Nursing Research - E-Book

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293654

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 345

With an emphasis on how nursing research is appraised and applied, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 8th Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the nursing research concepts and methods essential to today’s evidence-based healthcare environment. Coverage includes clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice, qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision making using research information. The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards recognized the 8th edition with a first-place award in the Nursing Research category. Balanced coverage acquaints you with the processes behind research and evidence-based practice. Distinct coverage of qualitative and quantitative research approaches are presented in separate parts of the book to avoid the confusion that often results when the two are interwoven. Complete, high-quality research examples, including three sample critiques, demonstrate how to apply the principles outlined in the text to published quantitative and qualitative research studies. Research Vignettes help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice. All-star cast of contributors represents a widely respected team of experts in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Each chapter contains a variety of popular learning aids, including Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, Helpful Hints, Evidence-Based Practice Tips, Appraising the Evidence, Critiquing Criteria, Critique of a Research Study, Critical Thinking Decision Paths, Critical Thinking Challenges, and Key Points. NEW! Streamlined steps of the research process focus on how to appraise and apply research findings for evidence-based practice. NEW! Theory chapter features an up-to-date exploration of the most important theories behind nursing research. NEW! Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines chapter addresses this important area of nursing research. NEW! Quality Improvement chapter discusses the trending topic of quality improvement as it relates to nursing research. NEW! Updated research articles, including a Cochrane Collection study, reflect the most current, high-quality studies, particularly those that are accessible and relevant to readers with minimal clinical experience. NEW! All-new Research Vignettes illustrate the dynamic nature of nursing research.