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The knowledge that critical care nurses have of evidence-based practice in their practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Moleki, M. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Jallinks, J. E.
dc.contributor.author Miller, Des Franco Abiattor
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-29T07:26:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-29T07:26:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.date.submitted 2014-01-29
dc.identifier.citation Miller, Des Franco Abiattor (2013) The knowledge that critical care nurses have of evidence-based practice in their practice, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13123> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13123
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the knowledge that a cohort of 40 intensive care unit nurses had of evidence-based practice. It was assumed that they lacked the knowledge to locate, evaluate understand and apply research findings. Quantitative, non-experimental descriptive research was conducted to explore their knowledge and to formulate recommendations for promoting it. Data collection involved administering a structured questionnaire administered to the cohort in an intensive care unit. The findings revealed that, although they were familiar with the basic concept of evidence-based practice, they were reluctant and lacked the skills to adopt it in their practice. It is recommended that they be trained and empowered to develop research expertise from within their own ranks. Finally it is recommended that nursing management should play a more proactive role in identifying cost-effective strategies in overcoming barriers to finding, promoting and integrating evidence-based practice en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 109 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Evidence-based practice en
dc.subject Registered nurses en
dc.subject Critical care nurses en
dc.subject Barriers en
dc.subject Intensive care unit en
dc.subject.ddc 616.028
dc.subject.lcsh Evidense-based nursing
dc.subject.lcsh Intensive care nursing
dc.title The knowledge that critical care nurses have of evidence-based practice in their practice en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Health Studies)


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