What is evidence-based nursing? Simply, it is the application of valid, relevant, and research-based information in nurse decision-making. Used effectively, evidence-based nursing methods can be used to dramatically enhance patient care and improve outcomes. Evidence-based Nursing is a practical guide to evidence-based nursing for students and practitioners. Proceeding step-by-step, it enables nurses to understand and evaluate the different types of evidence that are available, and to critically appraise the studies that lay behind them. It also considers the ways in which these findings can be implemented in clinical practice, and how research can be practically applied to clinical-decision making. Easy to use step-by-step approach Explores all aspects of the evidence-based nursing process Includes updates of popular articles from 'Evidence-based Nursing' Examines dissemination and implementation of research findings in clinical practice Includes clinical scenarios Chapters include learning exercises to aid understanding Evidence-based Nursing is a vital resource for students and practitioners wanting to learn more about research based nursing methods. About the Editors: Nicky Cullum is Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Nursing at the University of York, UK and formerly UK Editor of Evidence Based Nursing. Donna Ciliska is Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University ,Canada, and Editor, Evidence-Based Nursing Brian Haynes is Professor and Chair, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Medicine, McMaster University, Canada and Co-ordinating Editor, Evidence Based Nursing Susan Marks is Senior Research Associate, Evidence Based Nursing.