The Time Has Come in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice - A Mental Health Nurse’s Perspective
Tan Kan Ku, Department of Nursing, Victoria Polytechnic, Melbourne, Australia.
Michael Ha, Department of Science and Engineering, Sino-US College, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, China.
Kevin Zhen, Dean’s Office, Sino-US College, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, China.
According to statistics, less than 10% of research work is put into practical use. While acquiring knowledge from textbooks, students want to know how theories are connected to and applied in the real-world. The three authors of this paper had spent decades practising in their respective fields before working as university instructors and researchers. They understand the importance of collecting first-hand information from their clients or consumers as opposed to data collected in surveys. Practitioners feel the impact of live data utilized in routine work which are different from those collected electronically or in paper-based questionnaire forms.
Evidence-Based Practice, Socio-cultural Research, Personal Perspective
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