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Evidence-Based Nursing Research: Introduction

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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

The article, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, defines systematics reviews and discusses the process of designing a systemetc review and meta-analysis.

What is Evidence-Based Nursing?

Scott and McSherry (2009) reviewed many definitions of evidence-based nursing and proposed a definition of evidence-based medicine: "an ongoing process by which evidence, nursing theory and the practitioners’ clinical expertise are critically evaluated and considered, in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide delivery of optimum nursing care for the individual" (1089). 


Scott, K., and R. McSherry. 2009. "Evidence-based nursing: clarifying the concepts for nurses in practice." Journal Of Clinical Nursing 18 (8): 1085-1095.

Evidence-Based Nursing Books

Related Course & Topic Guides

Visit the Nursing Research Starter Kit for more information on Off Campus Access, Peer Review, or ILL-Odum Express.

The Nursing and Health Sciences guide has links to many health databases. 

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