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Nursing Update: Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice new update 2023

Nursing Update - Special Issue Oct 2023

Feature Articles

Engaging Nursing Students: Integrating Evidence-Based Inquiry, Informatics, and Clinical Practice

Keiffer, Melanie R. Nursing Education Perspectives. Issue: Volume 39(4), July/August 2018, p 247-249.
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How to series


Simple writing skills for students, part one: structure and clarity
Kerri Wright. British Journal of Nursing, 2010.
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Simple writing skills for students, part two: researching your subject
Wright K, Ferns T. British Journal of Nursing, 2010
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Australian resources  AU  

Research evidence into practice - Methods
Joanna Briggs Institute

JBI Reviewer's Manual  JBI's description and methodology of planning and undertaking systematic reviews

The Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Evidence-based answers to clinical questions for busy clinicians.
Melbourne, Vic: The Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Southern Health
. Harris C & Turner T. 2011.
"This article goes through the process of developing your search question, doing your search and appraising the evidence identified.
PICO explanation". Excellent Workbook.
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Trisha Greenhalgh - historical articles on research

Trisha Greenhalgh - an US based nurse educator who has written numerous papers and done research on the research process for all nurses. even though these articles are older. They have a lot of value in learning to read/understand and writing in the nursing research field.

Read a Paper
BMJ Education And Debate, (Article series, Trisha Greenhalgh.)

How to read a paper. Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about).
Greenhalgh, Trisha BMJ: British Medical Journal, 315:7102 (1997): 243.
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How to read a paper: Assessing the methodological quality of published papers
Trisha Greenhalgh. BMJ 1997; 315: 305 (Published 02 Aug 1997).
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How to read a paper: Papers that report drug trials
Trisha Greenhalgh, BMJ 1997; 315: 480 (Published 23 Aug 1997).
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How to read a paper: Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)
Trisha Greenhalgh, Rod Taylor. BMJ 1997; 315: 740 (Published 20 Sep 1997)
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How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. I: Different types of data need different statistical tests
Trisha Greenhalg, BMJ 1997.
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How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. II: “Significant” relations and their pitfalls
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Link to all articles in the Education and Debate series via BMJ

Evidence based practice - library resources

Literature Searching - Develop a Clinical Question

Research- writing & evaluating


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In the Spotlight

**Every Month Nursing Update will highlight an area of interest. To learn more and explore.**
The March issue is looking at :  Evidence based practice models at Joanna Briggs
Joanna Briggs Institute

Evidence based practice resources
JBI approach

Levels of Evidence    

Systematic Review outline
planning, undertaking and writing up a systematic review
Grades of recommendation
implementing evidence into practice

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