Developing a culture of inquiry to sustain evidence-based practice

Osborne, Sonya ORCID: and Gardner, Glenn (2010) Developing a culture of inquiry to sustain evidence-based practice. In: Using evidence to guide nursing practice. Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, pp. 45-57. ISBN 978-0-7295-3950-0


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is having a significant effect on the health service environment. It constructs a language that bridges the healthcare disciplines and the clinical and managerial components of health services. Most experienced clinicians in nursing, medicine and allied health now recognise that the contemporary healthcare environment calls for our practice to be justified by sound, credible evidence. There is pressure on all clinicians to accommodate innovation, while at the same time ensuring their practice is effective, safe and efficient (Forbes & Griffiths 2002). Consequently, EBP in healthcare is having a profound effect on nursing and the way we think about nursing. There are many available models for research utilisation that are dependent on organisational strategies for change. This chapter describes the relationship between organisation and culture, and explores the notion of cultural change; that is, developing a culture of inquiry that can sustain evidence-based practice. We begin this chapter with a clear conception of what we mean by EBP and what we mean by ‘culture’.

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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 03:29
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Uncontrolled Keywords: evidence-based practice
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
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