Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice

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Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice

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  • Kathleen M. White PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Sharon Dudley-Brown PhD, RN, FNP-BC
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

The first text of its kind, Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice helps graduate students in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses meet the core competency requirements, content, and knowledge of the DNP curriculum. This revolutionary guide focuses particularly on the challenges of translating evidence into practice, one of the DNP course competencies.

Written by nursing faculty who are currently involved in clinical practice and who translate evidence as part of their practice activities, this textbook presents an interdisciplinary application that provides readers with content for both clinical-based and non-clinical based DNP courses. Divided into three main sections, it discusses theoretical and practical challenges to translation of evidence into practice; methods and translation techniques to employ this translation across settings; and related evaluation strategies to demonstrate improvement in practice and clinical care outcomes.

Key Topics:

  • Integration and application of knowledge into practice
  • Leading and evaluating change
  • Leadership strategies for translation
  • Interdisciplinary application across settings
  • Outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care
  • Other important features include case studies, suggested activities for application of the content for learning, and an extensive list of references, current web links, and other applicable resources for enhancing graduate student learning.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 24, 2011
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826106155
  • EISBN 9780826106162

About The Author(s) 

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, CEA-BC, FAAN is Associate Professor and Director for the DNP program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Prof. White has considerable knowledge base in the research translation field, having been an invited speaker on various aspects of the topic internationally, nationally, and at the state and local levels since 2004 and having coordinated the DNP level Translation of Research to Practice course for the past two semesters at JHUSON. In addition, Dr. White brings a wealth of professional experience from her wide-range of funded and grant-supported research, initiatives and teaching which have spanned nearly 30 years. She has published >45 papers, delivered > 50 scholarly presentations (45 national and 7 internationally) and has been an active member of many policy-setting Boards, including the ANA Standards and Guidelines Committee and the Maryland State Patient Safety Committee (appointed). Dr. White serves on two Editorial Boards, including the journals of American Nurse Today and Nursing Management and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. Since 1999, Prof. White has been credentialed as a Certified Nurse Administrator, Advanced and in 2008, she was inducted as Fellow into the Academy of Nursing.

Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, RN, FNP-BC is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nursing and Co-Director of the GI and Hepatology NP Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing where, among other courses, she has co-taught the Translation of Evidence to Practice DNP course for the past three semesters as well as the Nursing Inquiry for EBP course. Dr. Dudley-Brown is an expert nurse practitioner, having worked as a Family NP since 1987,and currently practices in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University out patient clinic. She has strong clinical roots, having completed her PhD research on a GI clinical topic. She has been an invited speaker on clinical topics both nationally and internationally, and has published 10 research articles, 5 abstracts and 5 journal articles on topics related to nursing education, as well as articles in the area of research and clinical practice. She has received funding for research proposals from NINR, SGNA, STT, and the Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, where she taught for three years. In addition, Dr. Dudley-Brown has taught at several major university schools of nursing including Thomas Jefferson (Phl), U of Delaware, U of Maryland, Catholic Univ of America before joining the JHUSON faculty in 2007. She serves on three editorial Boards, including the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Clinical Nursing Research and the Gastrointestinal Nursing Journal. She is a member of AANP, STT, NONPF, and SGNA professional nursing societies, and a member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the American Gastroenterological Association.

Table of Contents 

Part I - Translation of Evidence

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Translating Evidence into Practice
Chapter 2 - Translational Frameworks
Change 3 - Change Frameworks for Translation
Chapter 4 - Translation of Evidence for Improving Clinical Outcomes
Chapter 5 - Translation of Evidence for Improving Safety and Quality
Chapter 6 - Translation of Evidence for Leadership
Chapter 7 - Translation of Evidence for Education
Chapter 8 - Translation of Evidence for Health Policy
Chapter 9 - Translation for Use in Information Technology

Part II - Methods for Translation

Chapter 10 - Creating a Culture that Promotes Translating Evidence into Practice
Chapter 11 - Barriers and Challenges in Translation
Chapter 12 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Translation
Chapter 13 - Creating a Plan for Translation
Chapter 14 - Evaluation of Translation
Chapter 15 - Dissemination of Evidence

Interview With The Author 

Interview with Kathleen White: Co-Author of Translation of Evidence into Nursing