Six steps to finding palliative care information and evidence

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    Abstract

    Introduction
    Finding quality palliative care information and evidence to support
    clinical practice can sometimes be difficult.
    Background
    The CareSearch website promotes evidence based practice, and has
    developed online resources, pages and collections of information to
    support this.
    Aim
    As the evidence in palliative care continues to grow, and as the
    information in CareSearch also grows, it can be increasingly difficult
    to know how to search for the right information in a timely way and
    to optimum effect. CareSearch has recognised the need to help nurses
    find this information, and have taken different approaches one of
    which is highlighted here.
    Methodology
    When looking for clinical information a six step approach has been
    developed to help nurses to find the most appropriate type and level
    of evidence. This structured approach can make locating these
    resources easier and faster, and provided guidance in systematic
    searching.
    Results
    With ongoing moves to encourage evidence based practice within
    nursing, a resource such as this can help learn how to access quality
    information and evidence. Since its release at the end of 2009, the six
    steps document has been disseminated (downloaded or in hard copy)
    on over 4,000 occasions.
    Conclusions
    Nurses need to know they are not missing any vital research
    or the specific resources that CareSearch have made available.
    The six steps have helped nurses in bringing evidence into
    practice.
    Abstracts Saturday 23 July 2011 (Continued)
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages44-44
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventCancer Nurses Society of Australia. 14th Winter Congress -
    Duration: 22 Jul 2011 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceCancer Nurses Society of Australia. 14th Winter Congress
    Period22/07/11 → …

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