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Investigación y Educación en Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0120-5307On-line version ISSN 2216-0280


OCHOA MARIN, Sandra Catalina. About evidence-based nursing: some questions, limitations and recommendations to its implementation. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.2, pp.138-146. ISSN 0120-5307.

Presently the focus of nursing professional’s efforts toward the consolidation of a base of concrete knowledgethat facilitates the continuous development of nursing as a scientific discipline and a recognized one. To reach this goal it is fundamental to ensure evidence-based practice provided by research findings in both clinic and community settings, as well as in advocacy and education. This paper is a reflection on the need of nursing professional’s commitment to the development of the discipline through the improvement of research. These needs to be prudent incorporation of work methodologies based on theoretical debate and evidence of best practice in nursing. Furthermore, this paper shows findings, limitations, criticism and some recommendations to the implementation of evidence-based nursing in the sphere of adult health care as a strategy to improve and strengthen professional practice.

Keywords : Evidence-based nursing; adult health care in nursing; proffessional research.

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