Week 11 discussion Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice
An abundance of evidence can be
found on almost any medical issue or health topic. Often, the availability of
information is not the concern, but rather nurses struggle with how to convey
the evidence to others and change practices to better reflect the evidence.
Deep-rooted organizational cultures and policies can make some resistant to
change, even to changes that can vastly improve the quality, effectiveness, and
efficiency of health care. However, there are many strategies that nurses can
employ to bring about changes to practice.
In this Discussion, you focus on
how to create an organizational culture that supports evidence-based practice.
Review the information in this
week’s Learning Resources. Examine the various suggestions for promoting an
organizational culture that embraces the use of EBP.
Reflect on your own
organization’s (or one in which you have worked) support of evidence-based
practice. Examine how culture and policies impact the adoption of changes to
practice based on evidence. What barriers exist?
Consider the models and
suggestions for promoting evidence-based practice featured in this week’s
Learning Resources. Identify models and suggestions that would work well in
Reflect on the significance of
evidence-based practice in health care. What responsibility do nurses have to
promote EBP and change practices to better reflect evidence and research
Reflect on how nurses can
disseminate findings from evidence-based practice research.
By Day 3
Post an evaluation of your
organization’s use of EBP and how it is furthered or hindered by organizational
culture and policies. Describe how you could disseminate the findings. Propose
a strategy for strengthening the culture of EBP within the organization.
Discuss a nurse’s responsibility to further the use of EBP, providing a
rationale supported by specific information from the Learning Resources.
Read a selection of your
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your
colleagues on two different days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question,
substantiated with additional background information, and evidence.
Share an insight from having read
your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new
Offer and support an alternative
perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own review of the
literature in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own
experience and additional sources.
Make a suggestion based on
additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple
Expand on your colleagues’
postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on
readings and evidence.