Research for Advanced Practice Nurses

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-13
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co

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This book provides practical ways for nurses to develop competency in evidence-based practice (EBP) by effectively using and appraising clinical studies. In this single, introductory volume, Mateo, and Kirchhoff present everything that advanced practice nurses and graduate students need to know to translate clinical research into practice.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Evidence-Based Practicep. 1
Overview of Evidence-Based Practicep. 3
General Searching: Finding Research Reportsp. 13
Research and the Mandate for Evidence-Based Practice, Quality, and Patient Safetyp. 43
Building Blocks for Evidencep. 71
Appraising a Single Research Articlep. 73
Identifying a Focus of Studyp. 87
Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworksp. 105
Quantitative Designsp. 115
Qualitative Research for Nursing Practicep. 129
Sampling Methodsp. 155
Designing Questionnaires and Data Collection Formsp. 167
Physiological Data Collection Methodsp. 187
Psychosocial Data Collection Methodsp. 211
Analyzing Quantitative Datap. 225
Using Available Evidencep. 247
Systematic Reviewsp. 249
Finding and Appraising Clinical Practice Guidelinesp. 267
Program Evaluationp. 287
Implementing Evidence-Based Practicep. 329
Evaluating the Impact of EBP and Communicating Resultsp. 361
Cost as a Dimension of Evidence-Based Practicep. 363
Outcomes Evaluationp. 387
Ethical Aspects of a Studyp. 407
Communicating Research Through Oral Presentationsp. 427
Reporting Results Through Publicationp. 441
Preparing Families for Withdrawalp. 457
Iowa EBP Policy Samplep. 461
Indexp. 465
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