Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Health Sciences
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Health Sciences.
This guide from the Capella University Library addresses basic EBP principles and collects resources and links for learning about EBP in greater depth.
Spruce, L. (2015). Back to basics: Implementing evidence-based practice. AORN Journal: The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing, 101(1), 106–114.
This article provides a framework for identifying and appraising research, as well as how to implement changes and practices based on research.
Donnelly, P., & Kirk, P. (2015). Using the PDSA model for effective change management. Education for Primary Care, 26(4), 279–281.
This article looks at ways to apply the PDSA model to drive and maintain change initiatives.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). How to improve. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/HowtoImprove/de…
This website provides an overview of the PDSA cycle and resources related to using it to drive improvement and change.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). QI games: Learn how to use the PDSA cycles by spinning coins [Video]. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resourc…
This video walks you through a simplified PDSA cycle.
Collaboration and Leadership
Dyess, S. M., Sherman, R. O., Pratt, B. A., & Chiang-Hanisko, L. (2016). Growing nurse leaders: Their perspectives on nursing leadership and today’s practice environment. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 21(1), 1–11. Retrieved from http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/AN…
This study presents findings related to the current development of new nurse leaders, and the perspective of new and developing nurse leaders.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (n.d.). Transforming care at the bedside: Empowering better nursing care [Video] | Transcript. Retrieved from
Run time: 4:48.
This video shows a leadership and change project at a hospital.
Varagona, L., Nandan, M., Hooks, D., Porter, K. J., Maguire, M. B., & Slater-Moody, J. (2017). A model to guide the evolution of a multiprotection group into an interprofessional team. The Journal of Faculty Development, 31(2), 49–56.
This article focuses on an educational context but provides a good example of ways to bring a group together into an interprofessional team.
World Health Organization. (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/framework_action/…
This report from the WHO outlines actions and strategies to improve collaboration within local health systems.