36 – 39 ); § knowledge H e a l t h M e d i c a l

36 – 39 ); § knowledge H e a l t h M e d i c a l

DISCUSSION BOARDS

1. TO PREPARE:

  • Review the Learning Resources, particularly the chapter on evidence-based practice from McEwen and Wills, and readings in the White, Dudley-Brown, and Terhaar text. (White, K. M., Dudley-Brown, S., & Terhaar, M. F. (Eds.). (2019). Translation of evidence into nursing and healthcare (3rd ed.). Springer.

oChapter 2, “The Science of Translation and Major Frameworks” (pp. 27–58)
(Review from Week 4)

oChapter 3, “Change Theory and Models: Framework for Translation” (pp. 59–73)

  • With your understanding of evidence-based practice in mind, observe for examples of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the health care organization where you practice, and/or examples of nursing practice that are tradition bound and lack an evidence base.
  • Consider conditions that support EBP within health care organizations and recommendations for application of EBP.

With these thoughts in mind …

Post a blog on the topic of evidence-based practice in the health care organization where you practice. (I practice in a mental health agency). Drawing on your understanding of EBP and your firsthand observations within your organization, include the following content in your blog:
  • Briefly describe one specific example of evidence-based practice that produced/is producing significant patient outcomes. Or, if you are lacking examples, describe a recent patient experience that might have been improved through application of evidence-based practice. Explain your reasoning. Note: To maintain confidentiality, do not refer to individuals by name or with identifying details.
  • Evaluate the overall application of evidence-based practice within your health care organization, including conditions that support it or roadblocks to overcome. Explain your reasoning, including how you have arrived at your conclusions.
  • Describe how you can advocate for application of evidence-based practice within your health care organization

DISCUSSION 2 TO PREPARE:

oReview the Week 5 Learning Resources. Pay particular attention to the featured frameworks/models, below, in the White, Dudley-Brown, and Terhaar text.

oIdentify the translation science framework or model that is most relevant to your practice problem from among the following three models and consider your reasoning:

§Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations (pp. 36–39);

§Knowledge-to-Action (pp. 42–45);

§Theory of Reasoned Action (pp. 66–67).

oAssess your understanding of “translation science” and how you would explain it in the context of evidence-based practice and quality improvement.

With these thoughts in mind …

Post an explanation of the translation science framework or model that you selected and explain why it is most relevant to your practice problem. Be specific and provide examples.