First Edition a 2013 Doody Aos Core Title and AJN Book of the Year Award Winner
This text provides top-tier guidance for DNP students, graduate faculty, APRNs and other healthcare providers on how to use available research forimproving patient outcomes and reducing costs. It is the only resource written expressly to meet the objectives of DNP courses. This second edition iscompletely updated and features three new approaches Aiumbrella reviews, mixed method reviews, and other types of reviews--for seeking, synthesizing, andinterpreting available evidence to improve the delivery of patient care. The text also includes two new examples of completed systematic reviews and twocompleted proposals.
The book presents, clearly and comprehensively, the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a foundational comprehensive systematic review (CSR). Itencompasses the complexities of the entire process, from asking clinical questions to getting the evidence into practice. The text includesquestion-specific methods and analysis and compares CSR methods, literature reviews, integrated reviews, and meta-studies. It describes how to find andappraise relevant studies, including the non-published Augrey Au literature and criteria for selecting or excluding studies, and describes how to use theresults in practice. Also examined are ways to disemminate findings to benefit clinical practice and support best practices, and how to write a CSRproposal, final report and a policy brief based on systematic review findings. Plentiful examples, including two completed proposals and two completedsystematic reviews, demonstrate every step of the process. An expanded resource chapter that can serve as a toolkit for conducting a systematic review isalso provided. The text also covers useful software and includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested readings and references.
New to the Second Edition:
Acents Three new chapters presenting new systematic review approaches: umbrella reviews, mixed method reviews, and other types of reviews including rapid andscoping reviews and reviews of text and opinoin Acents Two new examples of completed systematic reviews Acents Completely updated content throughout Acents Detailed information to foster systematic review research question development, efficient literature searches, and management of references
Acents Delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a CSR from start to finish Acents Serves as the only CSR resource written expressly for the advanced practice nurse Acents Describes useful software for conducting a systematic review Acents Provides rich examples including two completed CSRs Acents Includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested readings and references Acents Provides a comprehensive toolkit of resources to complete a systematic review "