Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses.
Teodorowski, Piotr; Cable, Clare; Kilburn, Sally; Kennedy, Catriona
Professor Catriona Kennedy email@example.com
Queens Nursing Inst Scotland - Professor
Community nurses are expected to deliver evidence-based practice, which is challenging given the diversity and breadth of the evidence base from which they can draw. This study aimed to explore community nurses' experiences of implementing change in their practice. Qualitative semi-structured interviews (n=9) and focus groups (n=2) with community nurses (n=17) were conducted. Three pathways to introduce change in practice were identified by participants: bottom-up, top-down and collaborative pathways. These are based on the nature of the proposed change, the available evidence, ‘buy in’ from colleagues and issues around implementation. The findings identify approaches to implementing change in community nursing practice. Practitioners would benefit from support to navigate the complex process of change through managerial support, ongoing education, accessible online resources and support through a practice development role.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 2, 2019|
|Journal||British journal of community nursing|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Healthcare|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||TEODOROWSKI, P., CABLE, C., KILBURN, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(8), pages 370-376. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.8.370|
|Keywords||Community nursing; Evidence-based practice; EBP; Evidence; Research; Pathways|
TEODOROWSKI 2019 Enacting evidence-based
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