Defining the question • Collecting the evidence • Appraising the evidence for validity and usefulness• Combining evidence and patient factors for decision-making• Evaluating the outcome
Nursing and Evidence Based Practice Research—Connelly Library
Bernetta R. Doane, MSLS, MS—Reference and Instruction Librarian
Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP
Nurses use research to provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health
outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. Nurses also
use research to shape health policy in direct care, within an organization, and at the
local, state and federal levels.
According to the American Nurses Association:
Evidence-based practice refers to a
decision making approach that
combines research and practice.
EBP process is
similar to the
EBP vs. Big6™
• Defining the question
• Collecting the evidence
• Appraising the evidence
• Combining evidence
• Evaluating the outcome
• Task Definitions
• Information Seeking Strategies
• Location and Access
• Use of Information
EBP Process Big6™ Steps
Check out the
• Nursing Resources
• Evidence Based Research
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Eisenberg, M. and Berkowitz, R. (1998) TheBig6™ Skills,