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Type: Journal article
Title: Hospital readiness for undertaking evidence-based practice: a survey
Author: Nguyen, T.
Wilson, A.
Citation: Nursing and Health Sciences, 2016; 18(4):465-472
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1441-0745
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Thi Ngoc Minh Nguyen and Anne Wilson
Abstract: Despite the fact that evidence-based practice has increasing emphasis in health care, organizations are not always prepared for its implementation. Identifying organizational preparedness for implementing evidence-based practice is desirable prior to application. A cross-sectional survey was developed to explore nurses' perception of organizational support for evidence-based practice and was implemented via a self-enumerated survey completed by 234 nurses. Data were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics. Nurses reported that implementation of evidence-based practice is complex and fraught with challenges because of a lack of organizational support. A conceptual framework comprising three key factors: information resources, nursing leadership, and organizational infrastructure was proposed to assist health authorities in the implementation of evidence-based practice. Suggestions of how organizations can be more supportive of research utilization in practice include establishing a library, journal clubs/mentoring programs, nurses' involvement in decision-making at unit level, and a local nursing association.
Keywords: Conceptual framework; evidence-based practice/evidence-based nursing; leadership; organizational readiness; Vietnam
Rights: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12293
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