Special Issue "Evidence-Based Nursing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: qualitative research; primary health care nursing; health promotion; basic nursing; evidence-based nursing
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Interests: quantitative research; systematic reviews; primary health care nursing; health promotion; basic nursing; evidence-based nursing; health management and health economics
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Evidence-based practice is a conscientious, problem-solving approach to clinical practice that incorporates the best evidence from well-designed studies, patient values and preferences, and a clinician's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care. EBP provides the appropriate means for making effective and justifiable clinical decisions, for avoiding habitual practice, and for enhancing clinical performance via the use of best evidence. Thus, EBP is an essential component of safe and quality patient care. This problem-solving approach to clinical practice encourages nurses to provide individualized patient care. Nurses are encouraged to use critical thinking in evaluating treatment options based on each patient’s individual medical history, current condition, and previous outcomes. The inclusion of EBP in nursing provides nurses with the scientific research to make well-founded decisions. Through EBP, nurses can stay updated about new medical protocols for patient care. By searching for documented interventions that fit the profiles of their patients, nurses can increase their patients' chances for recovery. EBP enables nurses to evaluate research so they understand the risks or effectiveness of a diagnostic test or treatments. The application of EBP enables nurses to include patients in their care plan. Patients can have a proactive role in their own healthcare, since they can voice concerns, share their values and preferences, and make suggestions on how they want to proceed. Additionally, nurses are able to exercise their judgment and planning and provide care that takes into account the patients’ cultural and personal values and preferences. EBN practice has an impact on clinical outcomes, on the reduction of adverse events, on patient mortality and hospital stay days, and consequently on cost reductions.
This Special Issue will consider original articles, with a special focus on issues such as
- Primary research that evaluates any problem-solving approaches to clinical practice;
- Primary research that evaluates patients’ values, preferences, opinions, and attitudes;
- Primary research that evaluates the use of any intervention to improve the health behaviors and/or mental or physical health of patients and/or other healthcare providers;
- Reports of innovations and systematic reviews on interventions to improve mental and/or physical health in nurses and/or patients and their family;
- Primary research that evaluates social interactions, improves patient safety, resolves environmental issues affecting health, enhances quality of life, develops theories, and explores healthcare economic issues;
- Qualitative and quantitative research studies, the two types of EBP research that nurses perform, evaluate, and utilize to guide nursing interventions and improve patient care;
- Original articles on evidence-based nursing education focusing on teaching approaches; problem-solving approaches; and the improvement of creative and critical thinking.
Dr. Evridiki Kaba
Dr. Martha Kelesi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- evidence-based practice
- evidence-based nursing
- quality of patient’s care
- advanced practice nursing
- best evidence
- individualized patient care nursing research
- nursing education
- critical thinking
- healthcare economic issues
- cost reduction