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Research and Evidence-Based Practice: For Nursing, Health and Social Care Students

by Vanessa Heaslip and Bruce Lindsay Lantern Publishing
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Pbk 178 pages
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Research and Evidence-Based Practice is an accessible textbook for nursing, health and social care students seeking to understand what research is and how it can provide evidence for practice. Through clear explanations, key case studies, questions and activities, the book will help you to understand the principles of research and develop your own evidence-based practice.


You will learn:

  • Why research is carried out, what the aims are, and why it matters

  • How to search and review the literature and evaluate the quality of research

  • How research projects are designed, how participants are recruited, how data is collected and analysed, and how research findings are communicated

  • About the costs of research and how it is funded

  • About the ethics of research in health and social care

  • How to review evidence and how evidence is used to improve the quality of care

This book will help you to demonstrate your understanding of research and evidence and to develop and promote best practice in health and social care.

Part One: Understanding research

1. Identifying the research aim

2. Reviewing the literature

3. Designing a study

4. Can it be done? Funding and ethics

5. Recruitment and data collection

6. Data analysis

7. What do we know now? Communicating research findings

Part Two: Evidence-based practice

8. Reviewing the evidence

9. Putting the evidence into practice

10. Audit and evaluation

11. 'Closing the circle': issues for the future




Vanessa Heaslip and Bruce Lindsay