UMHS Nursing Research Partnership (NRP):
This page provides links for nurses at the University of Michigan Health System and the School of Nursing to meet needs for information, skills, and resources to promote evidence-based practice.
Evidence-based practice is defined as
“A problem-solving approach to clinical practice that integrates a systematic search for and critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer a burning clinical question with one’s own clinical expertise & patients’ preferences and values.” (Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2005, p.6)
Information and resources for EBP:
- ABCs of EBP, Overview by Ann Kruszewski
- Key Talking Points of EBP
- Glossary (pdf)
- Reference Books & Articles
- Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2005). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
- Melnyk BM., Fineout-Overholt E., Stillwell SB., Williamson KM. (2010 Jan.)
"Evidence-based practice: step by step: the seven steps of evidence-based practice". American Journal of Nursing. 110(1):51-3, DOI 20032669
- Sackett et al., (1996). "Evidence based medicine: What it is and what it isn’t: It’s about integrating individual clinical expertise and the best external evidence". BMJ: British Medical Journal, 312 (7023), 71-2.
- Titler, M.G. et al. (2001). "The Iowa Model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care". Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 13, (4), 497-508.
- EBP Centers (list conferences, training opportunities, and other resources)
- Sources for Evidence