Within a busy healthcare environment, it can be difficult to recognize the influence of theory; yet theory plays a critical role in nursing practice as well as nursing research. The ultimate purpose of learning about theory in this course, and throughout the DNP program, is to strengthen your ability to promote evidence-based practice. Consider what you have learned in this course about the relationships among philosophy, science, theory, and practice; how could the insights you have gained help you to facilitate the application of evidence-based practice in a health care setting? How can an EBP model support this application?
For this Discussion, you will consider the various EBP models as well as the difference between EBP and clinical research.
Reflect on the EBP models presented in the Learning Resources and their application in clinical practice.
Recall the clinical practice problem you identified for Application #5, and consider which EBP model would best support investigating that problem.
Also, contemplate the difference between the application of research in evidence-based practice and clinical research and the role of the DNP-prepared nurse in both.
By tomorrow Wednesday 8/9/17, write a minimum of 550 words essay with a minimum of 3 references that include the level one headers as numbered below:
post a cohesive response that addresses the following:
Which EBP model would best support the exploration of the practice problem you utilized for Application #5? Include a brief summary of your practice problem and the rationale for your EBP model selection.
Provide a summary of how evidence-based practice differs from clinical research, and include your perception of the role of DNP-prepared nurses in both.
McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Chapter 19, “Application of Theory in Nursing Research”
Chapter 19 delves into the application of theory to nursing research and provides examples of its importance and use.
Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Review Chapter 1, “Discovering the World of Nursing Research”
Review Chapter 1 focusing on how theory is applied to nursing through evidence-based practice.
Chapter 19, “Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice”
This section of Chapter 19 presents strategies for transitioning the nursing profession toward EBP.