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|Title: ||Irish psychiatric nurses' self-reported sources of knowledge for practice.|
|Affiliation: ||The National Forensic Mental Health Services, Central Mental Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation: ||Irish psychiatric nurses' self-reported sources of knowledge for practice. 2012, 19 (1):40-6 J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs|
|Journal: ||Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2012 |
|PubMed ID: ||22070347|
|Additional Links: ||http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01751.x/abstract;jsessionid=9B8A92A59104EE234576BF850D54984A.d04t01|
|Abstract: ||Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an approach to health care in which health professionals use the best evidence available to guide their clinical decisions and practice. Evidence is drawn from a range of sources, including published research, educational content and practical experience. This paper reports the findings of a study that investigated the sources of knowledge or evidence for practice used by psychiatric nurses in Ireland. The paper is part of a larger study, which also investigated barriers, facilitators and level of skills in achieving EBP among Irish psychiatric nurses. Data were collected in a postal survey of a random sample of Irish psychiatric nurses using the Development of Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire. The findings revealed that the majority of survey respondents based their practice on information which was derived from interactions with patients, from their personal experience and from information shared by colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team, in preference to published sources of empirically derived evidence. These findings are consistent with those of the previous similar studies among general nurses and suggest that Irish psychiatric nurses face similar challenges to their general nursing counterparts in attaining of EBP.|
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
|Appears in Collections: ||Central Mental Hospital Dundrum|
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