Special Issue "Evidence-Based Practice and Advanced Nursing Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: evidence-based practice; implementation science; nursing competency; nursing education; evaluation of the efficacy-effectiveness of nursing interventions
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Interests: evidence-based practice; unfinished/missed nursing care; clinical nursing
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to clinical decision making that integrates the best available scientific evidence with clinical experience and patient preferences and values (Sacket et al. 2000). EBP is an instrument of great utility in making clinical decisions in nursing care, helping to reduce healthcare variability and cost in clinical practice, as well as to improve the quality of nursing care practice and patient health outcomes. Moreover, the importance of nursing education in EBP is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2015). Nevertheless, there are multiple barriers for the relatively slow paradigm shift to EBP across the globe, and the incorporation of EBP into clinical nursing has been slow and remains a challenge to the profession.
This Special Issue focused on Evidence-based Practice and Advanced Nursing Care aims to provide nurses and midwives with current knowledge regarding EBP implementation interventions and strategies to avoid EBP barriers and to encourage the use of the EBP. Knowledge regarding nurses’ competency on EBP, and training and education interventions in undergraduate and postgraduate or continuing education in nursing and midwifery are also welcome. In addition, we are interested in research that studies the efficacy and effectiveness of nursing interventions in a broad clinical practice context to facilitate evidence-based decision making. Papers following the application of quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods approaches will be considered.
We encourage submissions from all nurses and midwives researching in EBP and advanced interventions. We hope to be an open communication space that enhance dissemination and exchange of knowledge to a wider audience.
Dr. María Ruzafa-Martínez
Dr. Renata Zelenikova
Dr. Jessica García González
Dr. Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo
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- evidence-based practice (EBP)
- evidence-based nursing
- nursing education on EBP
- nursing knowledge implementation
- nursing care
- evaluation of the efficacy-effectiveness of nursing interventions
- evidence-based midwifery
- midwifery knowledge implementation