Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’? This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including: • juggling time • succeeding in assignments and exams • understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements • managing finances • coping with stress • applying for jobs and more Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based practice
  • Evidence-based practice – its purpose and benefits
  • Improving the quality of care through evidence-based practice
  • Researching to identify the latest evidence
  • Developing your critical thinking and critiquing skills
  • Evidence, clinical reasoning and decision-making
  • Using evidence to inform best practice

Chapter Overview

This chapter looks at the evidence or research that the two professions –nursing and midwifery – draw on to inform and improve practice. It starts by explaining the purpose and benefits of evidence-based practice, exploring how care can be improved through research, and identifying where to find the latest evidence. Once you’ve found some research, it helps you to read, understand and determine whether it’s reliable and credible, and what its strengths and limitations are by applying some critical thinking. The ...

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