Nursing Research Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN-10: 0323100864
ISBN-13: 9780323100861
Edition: 8th 2013
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Now in full color, this easy-to-understand textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to nursing research concepts and methods. Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout, with clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice. Coverage includes qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making using research information.Separate coverage of quantitative and qualitative research makes each type of research easier to understand.Research Vignettes present real-world applications of nursing research to help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice. Sample critiques of research articles correspond to the principles presented throughout the book and demonstrate how to apply key concepts and techniques when evaluating actual nursing research articles.An increased focus on evidence-based practice highlights its importance to nursing research and addresses the proper way to appraise and apply research to practice. Completely updated content includes new sample research articles that keep you current with the latest research topics and trends. A user-friendly, full-color layout features helpful boxes, tables, and illustrations that highlight key concepts and help you quickly find information. Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative research ensures each type is equally represented in value and importance to evidence-based practice. A set of Research Appraisal Guidelines inside the back cover offers quick reference for completing assignments or evaluating research.

Overview of Research and Evidence-Based Practice Research Vignette
Improving Supportive Care for Cancer Patients and Their Families
Integrating Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement Processes
Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions
Gathering and Appraising the Literature
Theoretical Frameworks for Research
Processes and Evidence Related to Qualitative Research
Research Vignette Program of Research on Substance Use Disorders
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Qualitative Approaches to Research
Appraising Qualitative Research
Processes and Evidence Related to Quantitative Research
Research Vignette From Pressure Ulcer Prediction to Preventive Interventions
Introduction to Quantitative Research
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Nonexperimental Designs
Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Sampling
Legal and Ethical Issues
Data Collection Methods
Reliability and Validity
Data Analysis: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Understanding Research Findings
Appraising Quantitative Research
Application of Research: Evidence-Based Practice
Research Vignette Incorporating Information and Communication Technology Tools for HIV into Practice
Strategies and Tools for Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
Quality Improvement
Appendices
A Randomized, Clinical Trial of Education or Motivational-Interviewing-Based Coaching Compared to Usual Care to Improve Cancer Pain Management
The Influence of Maternal-Fetal Attachment and Health Practices on Neonatal Outcomes in Low-Income, Urban Women
The Experiences of Nurse Practitioners Providing Health Care to the Homeless
Couple Functioning and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in US Army Couples: The Role of Resilience
Follow-up for Improving Psychological Well Being for Women After a Miscarriage (Review)
Glossary
Index

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