Within a busy healthcare environment, it can be difficult to recognize the influence of theory; yet theory plays a critical role in nursing practice as well as nursing research. The ultimate purpose of learning about theory in this course, and throughout the DNP program, is to strengthen your ability to promote evidence-based practice. Consider what you have learned in this course about the relationships among philosophy, science, theory, and practice; how could the insights you have gained help you to facilitate the application of evidence-based practice in a health care setting? How can an EBP model support this application?
For this Discussion, you will consider the various EBP models as well as the difference between EBP and clinical research.
By tomorrow Wednesday 8/9/17, write a minimum of 550 words essay with a minimum of 3 references that include the level one headers as numbered below:
post a cohesive response that addresses the following:
McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Fitzpatrick, J. (2010). Connecting or disconnecting the dots between research and evidence-based practice. Applied Nursing Research, 23(1), 1. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2009.10.001
This brief editorial calls for practitioners to be aware of the difference between research and evidence-based practice.
Ganz, F., Fink, N., Raanan, O., Asher, M., Bruttin, M., Nun, M., & Benbinishty, J. (2009). ICU nurses’ oral-care practices and the current best evidence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(2), 132–138. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01264.x
This article explores the use of evidence-based practices in the ICU.
Kenny, D. J., Richard, M. L., Ceniceros, X., & Blaize, K. (2010). Collaborating across services to advance evidence-based nursing practice. Nursing Research, 59. S11–S21.
This article discusses the implementation of EBP through the collaborative efforts of nurses at two medical facilities.
Krom, Z., Batten, J., & Bautista, C. (2010). A unique collaborative nursing evidence-based practice initiative using the Iowa model: A clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse’s success story. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 24(2), 54–59. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e3181cf5537
This article discusses the efforts of a clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse to heighten staff nurse awareness of the evidence-based practice process.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2010). The Iowa model of evidence-based practice. Retrieved from http://www.uihealthcare.org/otherservices.aspx?id=1617
This website provides numerous resources that explain and support the Iowa Model of EBP.