Knowing how to do evidence-based practice research is a valuable skill for anyone in the healthcare field. Evidence-based medicine is defined as "the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients" (Sackett, Rosenberg, Gray, Haynes, & Richardson, 1996).
The goal of this guide is to enable you to do evidence-based practice research in the Walden Library and beyond. Specifically, it covers:
Note: If you are taking NURS 6052: Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice, please refer to the NURS 6052 Course Guide for specific assignment help.
The following links are for websites of various evidence-based research centers. While these sites are not a source for finding full text articles, exploring them may provide context for where evidence-based research comes from and may also show developing research trends. Many centers also offer general information about conducting evidence-based research on their sites.