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Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice.

Kennedy, Catriona; Ramukumba, Mokholelana Margaret

Authors

Catriona Kennedy

Mokholelana Margaret Ramukumba



Abstract

Ease of access to vast amounts of information presents significant opportunities and challenges for nurses in the community as they seek to base their practice on the ‘best’ available evidence. Growing expectations around evidence based practice have developed alongside developments in evidence synthesis which adopts robust approaches to identifying, appraising and synthesising key evidence for clinical decision making. The context in which evidence based practice occurs is key and we discuss here the skills and knowledge needed for community nurses to discern how evidence and information should influence their decisions to review and change approaches to clinical practice. Importantly, if nurses understand the status of evidence underpinning areas of practice they can ensure the preferences and needs of patients and families are met.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal British journal of community nursing
Print ISSN 1462-4753
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation KENNEDY, C. and RAMUKUMBA, M.M. [2019]. Systematic and integrative reviews: synthesising evidence for community nursing practice. British journal of community nursing [online], (accepted).
Keywords Evidence based practice; Evidence synthesis; Clinical decision making

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