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Nursing Update - Special Issue 3 & 4 March-April 2019

Feature Articles

Succeeding in research: insights from management and game theory (AU)
Clark, Alexander M.; Thompson, David R. Journal of Advanced Nursing,Issue: Volume 69(6), June 2013, p 1221-1223.
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The Importance of Nursing Research
Martha S. Tingen. Journal of Nursing Education, Mar2009; 48(3): 167-170.
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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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Implementing evidence-based practice: effectiveness of a structured multifaceted mentorship programme
Wallen, Gwenyth R.
 Journal of Advanced Nursing. Issue: Volume 66(12), December 2010, p 2761-2771.
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Key considerations for selecting instruments when evaluating healthcare professionals' evidence-based practice competencies: A discussion paper
Saunders, Hannele. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Issue: Volume 74(10), October 2018, p 2301-2311.
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Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice
Pryce-Miller, Maxine. Nursing Standard (2014+); London Vol. 29, Iss. 52,  (Aug 26, 2015): 52.
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Turning a clinical question into nursing research: the benefits of a pilot study (AU)
Henson A, Jeffrey C. Renal Society of Australasia Journal. 2016;12(3):99-105.
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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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Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach
Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan, Michael Coughlan, British Journal of Nursing, Online 2013.
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Academic skills: using literature to support your discussion
Kerri Wright, Paul Street, Mamood Gousy. British Journal of Nursing, 2011
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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

Novel and emerging strategies for longitudinal data collection. [Review]
Udtha, Malini et al. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 47(2):152-60, 2015 Mar.
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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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Evidence based practice - library resources

Literature Searching - Develop a Clinical Question

Research- writing & evaluating


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**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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