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Nurses rely on evidence to inform their clinical decisions and nursing practice. Evidence-based practice has been defined as “the conscientious integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values and needs in the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care” (Sacket, Strauss, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000). This instructional page provides access to a selection of resources for key steps of the evidence-based practice process.

Step 1: Asking clinical questions

Step 2: Searching for evidence

Step 3: Appraising the evidence

Step 4: Applying the evidence to practice


Selected online resources about evidence-based practice
The Joanna Briggs Website provides access to information and resources relevant to evidence-based practice. Subscribed resources can be accessed via the TWU library by clicking here | NOTE: to access Sumari use the link below | More info |

Selected resources for learning about evidence-based practice

See also -- Systematic Reviews


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