Purpose: Comment the Discussion (Class 504 Unit 7 Comment 2) Laura

Thing to Remember:

Answer this discussion with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.

1 References, find resources that are 5 years or less

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To Comment:

A spirit of inquiry would be the first inherent thing that I would say we all have with the fact that we are all in school and wanting more out of education. Although the end point is much broader in evidenced based practice it is more pointed and directed at a particular question in a PICOT question. In medicine and nursing we raise questions, challenge tradition and existing practices and seek ways to improve upon and better outcomes (National League of Nursing. 2014).

The text explains inherent components on page 171 as “the context of caring as; research and evidence & evidence based theories, clinical expertise and patient preference� (Fineout-Overholt & Melnyk, 2015). Research and evidence is providing the best possible information to researchers, practitioners and policy makers the tools to help determine whether or not a prevention or program, practice or policy is actually achieving the outcomes it aims to in the way that it was intended (CDC, 2016). Understanding the evidence is important and the literature explains two types of evidence are important when making decisions based on evidence; experiential evidence which is based on the professional insight, understanding, skill and expertise and contextual evidence that is based on factors that address the strategy is useful, feasible to implement and acceptable (CDC, 2016).

A patient’s preference is paramount to better/best outcomes to treatments and interventions. Establishing a partnership between the patient and clinician takes time and effort. The patient’s viewpoint and decisions about treatment options must be valued and respected by the treatment team (Say & Thompson, 2003). Â In order to direct your database search you much be using the best research such as scholarly databases; Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL, EMBASE and other evidenced based research articles and studies (Fineout-Overholt & Melnyk, 2015).Â


Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Understanding Evidence. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/understanding_evidence-a.pdf

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. (3rd Ed.). Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

National League of Nursing. (2014). Practical/Vocational Nursing Program Outcomes: Spirit of Inquiry. Retrieved from: https://www.nln.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/spirit-of-inquiry-final.pdf

Say, R., Thompson, R., (2003). The Improtance of patient preferences in treatment decisions-challenges for doctors. BMJ 2003:327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7414.542 (Published 04 September 2003)