Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing.

  title={Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing.},
  author={Rita L Ailinger},
  journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem},
  volume={11 3},
AIM This article aims to identify the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing. BACKGROUND Qualitative research dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, when anthropologists and sociologists used qualitative research methods to study human phenomena in naturalistic settings and from a holistic viewpoint. Afterwards, other subject matters, including nursing, adopted qualitative methods to answer their research questions. The restructuring of health care over the… CONTINUE READING

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