Both evidence-based medicine and evidence-based nursing are forms of evidence-based practice. However, nursing’s approach to evidence-based practice may differ from the biomedical model. Nurses provide holistic care, treating and working with patients rather than working on them. When nurses make clinical decisions about therapeutic interventions, they frequently consider not only effectiveness of treatment, but also cost-effectiveness and acceptability to the patient.
McSherry, R., Simmons, M., & Abbott, P. (Eds.). (2002). Evidence-informed nursing: A guide for clinical nurses. New York: Routledge.
Consider the pyramid to be a visual representation of the entirety of clinical biomedical information.
These steps include:
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Guidelines: “©The Johns Hopkins Hospital/The Johns Hopkins University.”
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