Definition of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP):
A problem solving approach to practice that involves the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care;
EBP incorporates a systematic search for and critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer a clinical question along with one’s own clinical expertise and patient values and preferences.
Melnyk B, Fineout-Overholt E. Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004.
If you would like more information about James Nursing Evidence-Based Practice, please contact:
Colleen O'Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist Head and Neck Oncology
Coordinator of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice