Dissemination of Evidence

´╗┐Dissemination of Evidence

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Dissemination of Evidence

As a visiting nurse in a Home Health Agency, I would use poster-presentation as a means of dissemination evidence-based practice to the stakeholders. According to Forsyth et al. (2010), posters have been found to be a very effective method of disseminating evidence-based research findings to a variety of people. In the Home Health Agency, I will be targeting the nursing personnel, the other members of the healthcare team, the clients and relatives, as well as, the entire internal and external environment of the hospital. The poster is thus feasible since it is used to relay up-to-the-minute findings, as well as, for informing nurses and other stakeholders on the outcomes, practice changes of new policies adopted, as a result, of evidence-based practice. It is, in addition, feasible for informing the members of the public about the products of evidence based practice (Forsyth et al., 2010). It is thus very applicable in a Home Care Agency. In order to evaluate my poster, I would use the Poster Evaluation Rubric for Evidence Based Practice (PER-EBP) (Forsyth et al., 2010). The PER-EBP is a tool that allows a poster evaluation, either by oneself, or others. The tool is suitable for evaluation since it provides a criterion for the poster’s overall appearance, the essentials, professionalism and the content. In order to ensure that the majority get the information, I would make the posters, in a way, that they match the audience they are targeting. Such measures would include using basic language for those not very conversant with medical jargon.

In regard to Leeman and Sandelowski (2012) framework for qualitative inquiry, I have chosen a question under the category of causal mechanisms. The question is: Does the lack of training on EBP dissemination for healthcare providers a barrier to the implementation of EBP? The reason for choosing qualitative inquiry over quantitative inquiry is the fact that correlation differs from causation. A study of mechanisms would be better with qualitative than quantitative inquiry because mechanisms are more related to causal inference and empirical research. Qualitative inquiry is essential in supporting the experiential and personal knowledge necessary for practice (Broeder & Donze, 2010).

References

Broeder, JL., & Donze, A. (2010). The role of qualitative research in evidence-based practice. The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 29(3), 197-202.

Forsyth, M. D., Wright, L. T., Scherb, A. C., & Gasper, M. P. (2010). Disseminating evidence-based practice projects. Clinical Scholars Review, 3(1), 14-21.

Leeman, J., & Sandelowski, M. (2012). Practice-based evidence and qualitative inquiry. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(2), 171-179.