Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines was one of the top 10 best selling books from Nursing Knowledge International for 2008. Authors include associate professor and master's and doctor of nursing practice program director Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, CEA-Bc, FAAN, and Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses Sandra L. Dearholt, MS, RN and Stephanie S. Poe, MScN, RN.
"Evidence-based practice is all about critical thinking," says White. "Our book provides a framework for nurses to examine their current practices then critically evaluate available research to determine the best course of action. It's all about making good decisions based on evidence."
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines was written based upon three fundamental concepts guiding professional nursing: practice, education, and research. The 224-page book is targeted to nurses in clinical practice, nursing school faculty, and students. The publication covers the definition, history, and relevance of EBP; an overview of the Hopkins model with guidelines on how to use it; and recommendations on building and sustaining an environment supportive of EBP. The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice in nursing is to implement effective interventions and care to better patient outcomes.
"I'm glad to know that this book is being used by practicing nurses and make able to provide high-quality patient care - current, questioned, and supported," says White. The book is available in print or as an e-book through Nursing Knowledge International (www.nursingknowledge.org). For more information, visit www.ijhn.jhmi.edu.