Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research

What is Evidence Based Practice?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved. (Melnyk; Fineout-Overholt; Stillwell; Williamson 2010)

You Tube video - Viva La Evidence (a parody of Coldplay's Viva La Vida - a song all about evidence based healthcare -- a little bit about the history of evidence and then the key principles.)

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