theory research and evidence based practice 1

Objectives:

  1. State the significance of nursing theory, nursing research, and evidence-based practice.
  2. Identify the role of the consumer of nursing research.
  3. Discuss evidence-based and quality improvement decision making.
  4. Identify the importance of critical reading skills for critical appraisal of research.

Instructions:

  1. Click on the hyperlink to watch the video about medication abortion: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/abortion-pill-medication-abortion-4354.asp (Links to an external site.)
  2. Read the discussion topic below and answer the questions. You are expected to answer to two other classmates.

Discussion Topic

Currently, the law states that a woman must see a physician in person before she can use mifepristone (the abortion pill RU 486) to induce an abortion. The law prohibits using a video conference with the physician and the medication being administered by a nonphysician. Legislators are seeking information to introduce a bill that makes the prescription of the abortion pill less restrictive. A group of legislators from your district have hired you to help them find appropriate information to introduce a bill to change the law.

What information would you provide the legislator and why?

How could nursing research and evidence-based practice help the legislators in this case?

What is the relationship between nursing theory, nursing research, and evidence-based practice?