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Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition

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Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition

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  • Kathleen M. White PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Sharon Dudley-Brown PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
  • Mary F. Terhaar DNSc, RN
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Designed as a textbook for the DNP curriculum and as a practical resource for more seasoned health professionals, this acclaimed text encompasses aninterprofessional approach to translating evidence into nursing and health care practice that is useful for both clinical and nonclinical environments. Thesecond edition presents new chapters, three of which feature additional approaches for translating evidence into practice, new methods of informationtechnology for translation, and interprofessional collaboration and practice for translation and three that offer 19 exemplars that illustrate actualtranslation work within the areas of population health and specialty practice, and in the health care system. Consistently woven throughout are the themesof integration and application of knowledge into practice, leadership and evaluating change, leadership strategies for translation, and interprofessionalapplications across settings. Also included is new information about outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care.

The second edition continues to deliver applicable theory and strategies to achieve improved outcomes, and meets the DNP core competency requirements. Itfeatures a variety of models for change as they relate to translation of research into practice. The text underscores the importance of translatingevidence for use in practice to improve health care and health care delivery, and presents strategies to achieve this. It addresses the use of evidence toimprove nursing education, discusses how to reduce the divide between researchers and policy makers, and presents expedients for overcoming resistance tochange. Extensive lists of references, web links, and other resources enhance learning and support the development of the DNP core competencies.


  • Addition of an esteemed co-editor
  • Reorganized and revised for enhanced comprehension
  • New chapters: Methods for Translation, Information Technology and Decision Support, Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice for Translation, and Data Management and Evaluation of Translation
  • Three new exemplar chapters: Population Health Exemplars, Specialty Practice Exemplars, and Health Care System Exemplars
  • Updated information on integration and application of knowledge into practice, leading and evaluating change, leadership strategies for translation, and interprofessional application across settings
  • New coverage of outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care


  • Offers an in-depth guide for planning, implementing, and translating evidence
  • Includes extensive references necessary for doctoral study
  • Provides the perfect supplement for evidence-based practice materials that often have limited information or value for translation/implementation activities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 21, 2016
  • Page Count 472
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826117847
  • EISBN 9780826117830

About The Author(s) 

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

is associate professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds a joint faculty appointment in the Hopkins Carey School of Business, is director of the School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry Into Practice Program, and is the track coordinator of the master of science in nursing (MSN) health systems management and of the MSN–MBA (master of business administration) tracks. Dr. White also holds a joint appointment as a clinical nurse specialist (CSN) at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was a member of a collaborative team that developed the widely published, award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing evidence-based practice model and guidelines. Dr. White was a senior advisor at the Health Resources and Services Administration from 2010 to 2013 where she worked in the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and the Office of Performance Management. Her numerous practice policy and leadership roles have included serving as the chairperson of the American Nursing Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2006 to 2010 and as a member of the Maryland Governor’s Health Quality and Cost Council, the Maryland Health Care Commission’s Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee, the Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Maryland Patient Safety Center’s board of directors, where she served as their inaugural chairperson until 2011.

Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN,

is assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, where she is also codirector of the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; she works with patients as well as conducts research on patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Dudley-Brown has held several academic appointments, both nationally and internationally, and has worked as a nurse practitioner at several institutions over the past 25 years. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and abstracts in the fields of nursing, inflammatory bowel disease, and ulcerative colitis, and is currently a member of several editorial boards, including the

Gastroenterology Nursing Journal

, where she is the online editor. She is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and serves on the National Nursing Initiatives Committee as well as on her local medical advisory committee.

Mary F. Terhaar, DNSc, RN, FAAN,

is professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is responsible for the quality and integrity of academic programing. Formerly, Dr. Terhaar served as director of the DNP program and was an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has over 35 years’ experience in perinatal, neonatal, and administrative nursing and has led performance improvement and translation efforts in large academic health care institutions, community hospitals, and educational programs. Dr. Terhaar has led the faculty in preparing clinical scholars who will transform practice and care through the meticulous translation of evidence toward the solution of significant practice challenges. She teaches across the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral programs and serves as editor for

eNeonatal Review

. Dr. Terhaar designed the second course in the Scholarly Project sequence, as well as the Foundations for Scholarship course, which prepares students for the return to academics, for the rigor of scholarly writing, and for impactful dissemination. She has published and presented the curriculum, the multimodal approach to evaluation, performance improvement activities designed to increase the rigor of the education provided to the DNP, and the outcomes that have resulted from the work of both the faculty and students.

Table of Contents 



Foreword Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN

Preface Mary F. Terhaar



1. Evidence-Based Practice

Kathleen M. White

2. The Science of Translation and Major Frameworks

Kathleen M. White

3. Change Theory and Models: Framework for Translation

Kathleen M. White


4. Translation of Evidence to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Julie Stanik-Hutt

5. Translation of Evidence for Improving Safety and Quality

Kathleen M. White

6. Translation of Evidence for Leadership

Mary F. Terhaar

7. Translation of Evidence for Health Policy

Kathleen M. White


8. Methods for Translation

Mary F. Terhaar

9. Project Planning and the Work of Translation

Mary F. Terhaar, Rachael Crickman, and Deborah S. Finnell

10. Education and Translation

Mary F. Terhaar and Marisa L. Wilson

11. Information Technology: A Foundation and Enabler for Translation of Evidence Into Practice

Barbara B. Frink

12. Information Technology and Decision Support

Marisa L. Wilson

13. Interprofessional Collaboration and Practice for Translation

Kathleen M. White


14. Creating a Culture That Promotes Translation

Joyce Williams

15. Best Practices in Translation: Challenges and Barriers in Translation

Sharon Dudley-Brown

16. Legal and Ethical Issues in Translation

Sharon Dudley-Brown and Cynda Hylton Rushton

17. Data Management and Evaluation of Translation

Martha Sylvia

18. Dissemination of Evidence

Sharon Dudley-Brown


19. Population Health Exemplars

Mary F. Terhaar

20. Specialty Practice Exemplars

Mary F. Terhaar

21. Health Care System Exemplars

Mary F. Terhaar