Developing evidence-based practice champions in the Maldives

Authors

  • Fathimath Shifaza MNs BN RM,

    Clinical Nurse/ Nursing Tutor, Corresponding author
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Correspondence: Fathimath Shifaza, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia. Email: shify003@mymail.unisa.edu.au

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  • David Evans RN DipN BN MNS PhD,

    Senior Lecturer
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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  • Helen Bradley PhD MEdS. GrCertIntHlth BEd DipT RN RM,

    Senior Lecturer
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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  • Sandra Ullrich PhD BSc (Hons) Grad Dip. (Gerontology) BN RN

    Researcher/Consultant
    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an approach that has gained recognition for facilitating the transfer of evidence into clinical practice. EBP champions is a strategy that can be adopted to encourage the uptake of EBP. This paper describes an action research project that was undertaken in Maldives. EBP champion model has been introduced in the Maldives early 2012 and aims to produce clinical leaders from variety of backgrounds who could implement EBP. This paper provides an extended discussion of the process that was undertaken to prepare EBP champions and their roles in implementing EBP.

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