Special Issue on Evidence Based Nursing

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Dr. Nahed Saied El-Nagger
      Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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    • Prof. Dr. Safy Salah Eldin Al-Rafy
      Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Prof. Dr. Sabah Saad Alshrkawi
      Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    • Prof .Dr. Wafaa El-sayed Auoda
      Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Introduction

    Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) is one approach that may enable future healthcare providers to manage the explosion of new literature and technology to improve patient outcomes. EBN is the process by which nurses make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences. Goals of EBN are to apply valid and reliable nursing research to clinical practice, bring the most current knowledge to clinicians, and deliver to patients the best available care. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is an approach that enables clinicians to provide the highest quality of care in meeting the multifaceted needs of their patients and families. It involves an ability to access, summarize, and apply information from the literature to-day clinical problems. EBP in nursing enrich their clinical training and experience with up to date research, search for assess, and apply the literature to their clinical situations. To carry out EBN several factors are important such as; sufficient research must have been published on the specific topic, the nurse must have skill in accessing and critically analyzing research, and the nurse's practice must allow her/him to implement change based on EBN. Steps of EBP are ask the burning clinical question(PICO format), collect the most relevant and best evidence, critically appraise the evidence, integrate all evidence with one’s clinical expertise, patient preferences and values in making a practice decision or change and evaluate the practice decision or change. Barriers to EBP are lack of knowledge regarding EBP strategies, negative views about research and evidence based care, lack of belief that EBP will result in more positive outcomes than traditional care, lack of time and resources to search for and appraise evidence, overwhelming client loads, organizational constraints such as lack of administrative support or incentives. Additionally, demands from clients for a certain type of treatment (client who demand antibiotics for their viral upper respiratory infections when they are not indicated), peer pressure to continue with tradition practices, and inadequate content and behavior skills regarding EBP in educational program.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Concept of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN)
    2. Goals of EBN
    3. Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
    4. Importance of EBP in Nursing
    5. Factors affecting EBNP
    6. Steps of EBN
    7. Barriers to EBP

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.nursingscience.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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