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Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition

Building an Evidence-Based Practice


Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice.

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New to This Edition

    • An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence.
    • Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology.
    • Two different appraisal processes are included:
      • A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research.
      • A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice.
    • Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Key Features

    • Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field.
    • Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections.
    • A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice.

Author Information

    By Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FCN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, TX and Susan K. Grove, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, TX

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Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition
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  • Paperback
  • 592 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0750-2
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  • Copyright: 2011