Evidence-based practice and rural nursing : A literature review

McCarthy, Alexandra & Hegney, Desley (1998) Evidence-based practice and rural nursing : A literature review. Australian Journal Of Rural Health, 6(2), pp. 96-99.

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This literature review is an exploration of issues related to evidence-based practice and rural nursing. Given the contribution that nursing research can make to improved client care in rural areas, it is important that nurses’ awareness and understanding of evidence-based practice be enhanced, and that strategies for fostering the development of clinically relevant programs of nursing research be identified for rural health services. The review highlights the deficiencies in the current metropolitan-based approaches to evidence-based practice that may disadvantage rural clients and nursing practitioners, because they do not accommodate the inherent differences in rural and metropolitan healthcare cultures. It emphasises the need to seek approaches to research-based practice that arise from the specific needs of the rural setting.

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ID Code: 64558
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: evidence-based practice, rural healthcare, rural nursing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.1998.tb00291.x
ISSN: 1440-1584
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 00:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 00:09

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