Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

SKU# 9780826148124

Second Edition

Author: Rona Levin PhD, RN

Editors: Rona Levin PhD, RN Harriet R. Feldman PhD, RN, FAAN


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This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy.

Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values:


Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 16, 2012
  • Page Count 432
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826148124
  • EISBN 9780826148131

Table of Contents 

Biographies for RFL and HRF

Contributing Authors




Introduction to Part I

Part 1: Mentorship: An Essential Component of Creating EBP Champions

1: Defining Mentorship for EBP

2: Mentoring Clinical Champions

3: Mentoring Faculty for Evidence-Based Practice: Let’s Work Together

4: Mentoring Preceptors for EBP

Introduction to Part II

Part 2: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices: Let's Practice What We Preach

5: Describing the Practice Area for Improvement

6: Involving Stakeholders in Determining the Clinical Problem: A Learning Activity

7: Teaching Students to Formulate Clinical Questions: Tell Me Your Problems and Then Read My Lips

8: Integration of Critical Thinking and EBP into “Routine” Practice

9: Searching the Sea of Evidence

10: Synthesizing Evidence and Separating Apples from Oranges

11: Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines

12 Strategies for Teaching Statistics

13: Teaching Treatment Effectiveness Formulas

14: Determining Sensitivity and Specificity of Assessment Tools for Formulating “At Risk” Nursing Diagnoses

15: Teaching Sensitivity and Specificity for Medical and NP Practice

16: Conducting a Gap Analysis

17: Outcome Evaluation for Programs Teaching EBP

Introduction to Part III

Part 3: Strategies for Creating an Academic Culture for EBP

18: Refocusing the Academic Culture

19: Teaching EBP throughout an Undergraduate Curriculum

20: "Second" Thoughts on Teaching EBP

21: Integrating EBP in Doctoral Education: NYU

22: Integrating EBP into DNP Education: The Pace Experience

Introduction to Part IV

Part 4: Strategies for Creating a Practice Culture for EBP

23: Implementing an EBP Council in a Hospital Setting: NWH

24: Establishing a Questioning Practice Community

25: Implementing an EBPI Improvement Program in a Community Health Agency: The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Experience (Part I)

26: Implementing an EBPI Improvement Program in a Community Health Agency: The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Experience (Part II)

Introduction to Part V

Part 5: Strategies for Crafting Creative Collaborations for EBP

27: Establishing an EBP Alliance: Come Together Right Now

28: Global Partnerships for EBP: Crossing State and National Boundaries


Annotated Bibliography