Title

Fostering evidence-based practice in nursing education

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1999

Abstract

Accountability for outcomes is a fundamental responsibility of professional nurses. Central to such accountability is the ability to critique existing practice patterns, discriminate between alternative and often conflicting information, and demonstrate sound decision making in a manner that can be empirically supported. Although evidence-based nursing practice offers a framework to support these activities, long-standing patterns impede using a more scientifically based approach to patient care. These barriers are reinforced by the sheer volume of information and conflicting worldviews that characterize the postmodern era. Teaching and learning strategies to address the challenge of evidence-based nursing practice in the information age are offered for review and possible adoption by nurse educators. Copyright © 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Publication Title

Journal of Professional Nursing

Volume

15

Issue

5

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