Explain with examples the difference between research- and evidence-based practice projects? Why should nurses be interested in learning about evidence based practice?
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"Evidence-based practice looks at research findings, quality improvement data and other forms of evaluation data, and expert opinion to identify methods of improvement." (Healthleadersmedia.com, 2010). The above summarizes evidence-based practice well. Let's take a look at the components so we can understand in greater detail. Evidence means that something has been proven. It means we have tangible scientific proof that either something causes something else, or that something always or never happens with something else. Through the use of evidence, we can say with certainty that we have witnessed those occurrences. In order to put a stamp on our certainty, of course we have to go through the scientific process of backing things up with the data that we collect. For example, at ABC nursing home there's been a high ...
Although there are commonalities between research and evidenced-based projects, there are also major differences between the two. Therefore it is imperative for the nursing student to learn what those differences are for the sake of a good nursing career. This solution offers detailed explanations on the issue.