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Nursing, health, research, management of care, mentorship, evidence based practice

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Martha Giggleman, Ron Cruz
Evidence from research and outcomes management projects strongly supports the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in improving quality of health care and patient outcomes as well as reducing hospital costs. In addition, published anecdotal reports have indicated that clinicians who use an evidence-based approach to care and practice in cultures that support EBP feel more empowered and satisfied in their roles. However, research is lacking that has specifically examined the relationships among beliefs about and implementation of EBP by hospital staff, organizational culture for EBP, group cohesion and job satisfaction...
November 2010: Nursing Outlook
R Endacott, C Boulanger, W Chamberlain, J Hendry, H Ryan, W Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Contemporary nursing leadership roles in critical care are a reflection of the changing environment in which critical care is provided. KEY ISSUES: In the UK, critical care nursing faces challenges in the form of: reduced number and seniority of medical staff cover for acute wards; mandated responsibility for management of patients outside of critical care units, without corresponding responsibility for managing staff; increased public and political awareness of deficits in critical care; increased use of Assistant Practitioners; and emphasis on longer-term outcomes from intensive care...
October 2008: Journal of Nursing Management
Amy Vratny, Deb Shriver
Nursing administration at a small medical center is developing and implementing an evidence-based practice (EBP) model of care to support a culture of quality care, clinical excellence, cost-effectiveness, critical thinking, empowerment of staff, and professional growth. The purpose of this article is to describe a conceptual model for EBP that addresses how to overcome barriers to implementation. Clinician expertise and values, experience, patient preference and expectation, and caring become grounded in a practice environment that must strive to become rooted in clinical research to evolve into a practice that is evidence-based...
April 2007: Nursing Administration Quarterly
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