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Evidence-Based Nursing: A Guide to Clinical Practice


DiCenso, A., Guyatt, G., & Ciliska, D. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2005. 640 pp; $54.95; 1-800-545-2522;


Written in response to numerous requests by nurse practitioners and other graduate faculty for a nursing literature resource, this new two-color book is based on the Users' Guide to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Practice, published in 2001 by the American Medical Association. Revised for nursing, the book is a reader-friendly, accessible guide that features plentiful examples from the nursing literature and the addition of specific nursing issues, such as qualitative research, with direct application for clinical practice.


This book will enable nurses to frame their clinical questions in a way that will help them find and distinguish between strong and weak evidence; clearly understand study results; weigh the risks and benefits of management options; and apply the evidence to their individual patients to improve outcomes.