Franklin must be especially thanked for his extensive and helpful comments. A presentation of some of this material at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health also resulted in many useful comments, in particular from Dan Brock and Nir Eyal.
Goals of health care are patient safety and quality patient outcomes. Evidence based practice (EBP) is viewed as a tool to achieve these goals. Health care providers strive to base practice on evidence, but the literature identifies numerous challenges to implementing and sustaining EBP in nursing. An initial focus is developing an organizational culture… (More)