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|Title:||A nurses' guide to the hierarchy of research designs and evidence||Contributor(s):||Ingham-Broomfield, Becky (author)||Publication Date:||2016||Open Access:||Yes||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19137||Open Access Link:||http://www.ajan.com.au/Vol33/Issue3/5Broomfield.pdf||Abstract:||'Objective' This article provides a breakdown of the components of the hierarchy, or pyramid, of research designs. Its intention is to simplify the components of the hierarchy to enable novice readers of research to better understand the differing approaches and levels of evidence. 'Primary Argument' Evidence-based Practice (EBP) is the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and the patient's unique circumstances. This includes respect of patient values, and their needs, whilst delivering high-quality, cost effective health care. Understanding the differing levels of evidence, and their reliability, is paramount to making correct and appropriate health care decisions. Nurses are required to use evidence-based practice as they are responsible for a significant amount of judgments and decisions every day, and therefore, they must use research literature as part of their clinical decision-making. 'Conclusion' The content, or levels of evidence, of the hierarchy will be discussed in a systematic, logical order from the base to the apex of the pyramid. A comparative grid at the end may lead the nurse to better understand the differing components of the seven levels of evidence or, depending on the source, eight.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 33(3), p. 38-43||Publisher:||Australian Nursing & Midwifery Association||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1447-4328||Field of Research (FOR):||139999 Education not elsewhere classified
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
|Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 210
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