Irish psychiatric nurses' self-reported barriers, facilitators and skills for developing evidence-based practice

Yadav, B. L. and Fealy, G. M. (2012) Irish psychiatric nurses' self-reported barriers, facilitators and skills for developing evidence-based practice. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19 2: 116-122. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01763.x

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Author Yadav, B. L.
Fealy, G. M.
Title Irish psychiatric nurses' self-reported barriers, facilitators and skills for developing evidence-based practice
Journal name Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1351-0126
1365-2850
Publication date 2012-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01763.x
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 116
End page 122
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Evidence-based practice places an emphasis on integration of clinical expertise with available best evidence, patient’s clinical information and preferences, and with local health resources. This paper reports the findings of a study that investigated the barriers, facilitators and skills in developing evidence-based practice among psychiatric nurses in Ireland. A postal survey was conducted among a random sample of Irish psychiatric nurses and survey data were collected using the Development of Evidence- Based Practice Questionnaire. Respondents reported that insufficient time to find and read research reports and insufficient resources to change practice were the greatest barriers to the development of evidence-based practice. Practice development coordinators were perceived as the most supportive resource for changing practice. Using the Internet to search for information was the highest-rated skill and using research evidence to change practice was the lowest-rated skill for developing evidence-based practice. Nurses’ precursor skills for developing evidence-based practice, such as database searching and information retrieval, may be insufficient in themselves for promoting evidence-based practice if they cannot find evidence relating to their particular field of practice or if they do not have the time, resources and supports to develop their practice in response to evidence.
Keyword Barriers
Facilitators
Ireland
Nursing
Psychiatric
Skills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 5 JUN 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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