Analyze the interrelationships between theory, knowledge and research, and evidence-based practice

Analyze the interrelationships between theory, knowledge and research, and evidence-based practice

Analyze the interrelationships between theory, knowledge and research, and evidence-based practice 150 150 Nyagu

Week 4: New Practice Approaches, Part I
As underscored in Week 3, science provides a foundation for nursing practice and practice guidelines—yet, it can be surprising to realize that the latest research evidence is often not applied in practice, or that practice guidelines may not be updated based on new evidence.
The aim of evidence-based practice is to ensure that the most current science is used to promote the highest quality of health care. This is accomplished through the analysis, synthesis, and application of research, theory, and knowledge to nursing practice.
This week, you explore the interrelationships between theory, knowledge, research, and nursing practice and how this influences evidence-based practice. You also continue your EBP Assignment, as you initiate work on Application 2.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
• Analyze the interrelationships between theory, knowledge and research, and evidence-based practice
• Evaluate evidence-based approaches based on theories from non-nursing disciplines
• Evaluate research designs for addressing a specific issue in a specialty area
• Defend the selection of a research design
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Learning Resources
Required Readings
Terry, A. J. (2018). Clinical research for the doctor of nursing practice (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
With your EBP project in mind, select and read the chapter that best fits your proposed methodologies:
• Chapter 6, “Designing a Clinically-Based Quantitative Capstone Research Project”
• Chapter 7, “Designing a Clinically-Based Qualitative Capstone Research Project”
• Chapter 8, “Designing a Clinically-Based Mixed Method Capstone Research Project”

Fawcett, J., & Garity, J. (2009). Chapter 1: Research and evidence-based nursing practice. In Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Nursing, (pp. 3-20). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

Adams, J. M., & Natarajan, S. (2016). Understanding influence within the context of nursing: Development of the Adams influence model using practice, research, and theory. Advances in Nursing Science, 39(3), E40-E56.

Djulbergovic, B. (2014). A framework to bridge the gaps between evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, and improvement and implementation science. Journal of Oncology Practice, 10(3), 200-202.

Hutchinson, A.M., Bioeth, M., Wilkinson, J.E., Kent, B., & Harrison, M.B. (2012). Using the promoting action on research implementation in health services framework to guide research use in the practice setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, First Quarter, 59-61.

Leung, K., Trevena, L., & Waters, D. (2014). Systematic review of instruments for measuring nurses’ knowledge, skills and attitudes for evidence-based practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(10), 2181–2195.

Leung, K., Trevena, L., & Waters, D. (2016). Development of a competency framework for evidence-based practice in nursing. Nurse Education Today, 39, 189-196.

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Discussion: The Interrelationship Between Theory, Knowledge, and Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Fawcett and Garity (2009) present an overview of the relationship between theory, knowledge, research, nursing research, and evidence-based practice. As you prepare for this Discussion, reflect on your own specialty area and consider how the authors’ definitions of evidence-based practice and of research align with your understanding of these concepts based on your professional experiences and your experiences as a doctoral student embarking on your EBP Assignment.
To prepare:
• Reflect on Fawcett and Garity’s definitions of knowledge, theory, research and evidence-based practice presented in the Learning Resources. How do these definitions align with your understanding of the concepts?
• How does this interrelationship support or guide your EBP Assignment?

Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following: Two pages

• How do Fawcett and Garity’s definitions align with your understanding of knowledge, theory, research and evidence-based practice? Support your response with evidence from the literature.
• Discuss the interrelationship between theory, knowledge, research and evidence-based practice.
• How does this interrelationship support or guide your EBP Assignment?