Developing a culture of enquiry to sustain evidence-based practice

Osborne, Sonya & Gardner, Glenn E. (2010) Developing a culture of enquiry to sustain evidence-based practice. In Courtney, Mary & McCutcheon, Helen (Eds.) Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice. Churchill Livingstone, Sydney, pp. 45-57.

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is having a significant effect on the health service environment. It constructs a language that bridges the healthcare disciplines and the clinical and managerial components of health services. Most experienced clinicians in nursing, medicine and allied health now recognise that the contemporary healthcare environment calls for our practice to be justified by sound, credible evidence. There is pressure on all clinicians to accommodate innovation, while at the same time ensuring their practice is effective, safe and efficient (Forbes & Griffiths 2002). Consequently, EBP in healthcare is having a profound effect on nursing and the way we think about nursing. There are many available models for research utilisation that are dependent on organisational strategies for change. This chapter describes the relationship between organisation and culture, and explores the notion of cultural change; that is, developing a culture of inquiry that can sustain evidence-based practice. We begin this chapter with a clear conception of what we mean by EBP and what we mean by ‘culture’.

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ID Code: 32024
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Culture of Inquiry, Practice Development, Evidence-Based Practice
ISBN: 9780729539500
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Churchill Livingstone
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2010 01:49
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 14:44

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