- Subject index
Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field.Each entry features: " a snapshot definition of the concept" a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice" key points relevant to the entry" case studies to illustrate the application to practice" examples of further reading.Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.
Chapter 24: Evidence-Based Practice
It has been estimated that the volume of medical papers alone doubles every ten to fifteen years (Hook, 1999). Given the exponential growth [Page 152]in the availability of information relating to healthcare, it might be expected that knowledge should be greater and practice more effective (Dawes et al., 2005). The reality, ...