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Course Guide for NSG 325


Welcome to the National University Library's research guide for NSG325: Psychosocial Nursing. Here, you'll find relevant journal articles, books, websites, and more to help you with your course.


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Subjects: Health & Nursing

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What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the judicious use of the best research evidence (found in health sciences literature), clinical expertise (what the health provider knows) and patient values (what the patient wants and believes) to create a plan of action regarding patient care.

Conducting Research

The EBP Process can be summarized in 6 steps:

  1. Ask focused questions
  2. Find the best evidence
  3. Evaluate the evidence
  4. Integrate evidence, expertise, patient preferences & values
  5. Evaluate and improve the above steps
  6. Disseminate the results & put into practice!

Adapted from: Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice: step by step: the seven steps of evidence-based practice. Am J Nurs, 110(1), 51-53. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2

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