26. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Donna Hallas and
  2. Elizabeth Bonham

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch26

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Hallas, D. and Bonham, E. (2012) Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).;
  • Evidence-based medicine (EBM);
  • Evidence-based nursing practice;
  • Mental and emotional health care;
  • Population intervention comparison intervention and outcome (PICO);
  • Randomized controlled trials (RCTs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Significance Of Implementing Evidence-based Practice

  • Comparison Of Evidence-based Practice To Traditional Clinical Practice

  • The Evidence-based Process

  • Formulating Relevant Clinical (pico) Questions

  • Searching For The Best Available Evidence

  • Searching For An Answer To Our Pico Question

  • Understanding The Evidence

  • Evaluating The Evidence Through Critical Appraisals

  • Practice Guidelines

  • Implementation And Evaluation Of Practice Guidelines

  • Barriers To Implementing Evidence-based Practice

  • Implications For Future Directions

  • Summary

  • References