This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
We begin our journey into discovering the new world of research and evidence-based practice (EBP) by exploring our past. After completing the required readings and lesson, answer the following:
Why should nurses incorporate research? How could it (or does it?) impact your nursing practice? Think about these questions as you complete the assigned readings this week. Our profession was founded by Florence Nightingale, who was not just our nursing pioneer, but a researcher, too. In the last few years, we have seen many trends pushing nurses to have a professional practice based on evidence. With that as our beginning, consider our week’s discussion:
1. How has research evolved since Florence Nightingale?
2. How are research and EBP different and how does research support EBP?
3. Unfortunately, despite the positive impact research and EBP has, there have been major cases of research misconduct. Please choose one historical case and how you would engage in ethical treatment of a research participant.
Professor’s comment: This week, we will meet the following course outcomes:
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references: Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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