Evidence Based Practice Resource Center
Often we hear our colleagues say “I should research that.” What do they really mean?.
Research is defined as a systematic inquiry that uses methods to answer questions or solve problems. The ultimate goal of research is to develop, refine, and expand knowledge. Nursing research is designed to develop trustworthy evidence about issues important to the nursing profession. Evidence for best practice is the synthesis of research findings to determine the best knowledge to guide care delivery.
Evidence based practice is defined as the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patients values and needs in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.
So the next time you wonder about some aspect of patient care or nursing practice remember your curiosity is the fuel that keeps the research flame burning. All nurses are expected to be able to integrate evidence and research findings into practice. The process can be as simple as sharing research with colleagues and peers.
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