Evidence-based practice means integrating the best available research evidence with information about patient preferences, clinician skill level, and available resources to make decisions about patient care. Barriers to the use of research-based evidence occur when time, access to journal articles, search skills, critical appraisal skills, and understanding of the language used in research are lacking. Resources are available to overcome these barriers and support an evidence-based nursing practice. This article highlights available resources and describes strategies that nurses can use to develop and sustain an evidence-based nursing practice.
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Evidence-based Practice| November 01 2001
Resources to Enhance Evidence-based Nursing Practice
Donna K. Ciliska, RN, PhD;
From the School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Dr Ciliska, Dr Pinelli, Dr DiCenso) and the Centre for Evidence-based Nursing, University of York (Dr Cullum).
Reprint requests to Donna K. Ciliska, RN, PhD, HSC 3H48, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5 (e-mail: Ciliska@mcmaster.ca).
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Janet Pinelli, RN, DNS;
Alba DiCenso, RN, PhD;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2001) 12 (4): 520–528.
Donna K. Ciliska, Janet Pinelli, Alba DiCenso, Nicky Cullum; Resources to Enhance Evidence-based Nursing Practice. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 2001; 12 (4): 520–528. doi:
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