Evidence Based Practice

NU 360
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Essay on  Evidence Based Practice
Essay Directions – In Unit II of the course you will find an article to be used for this assignment. The title of the article is Effective Dietary Interventions for Overweight and Obese Children. Print this article off and use the article and your book (Houser, 3rd ed.) to answer the following questions. In addition, use the information you gained from Test 1 as well as your APA manual and Strunk and White. The essay will be graded on content, grammar, spelling, style and APA format. The length of the essay should be 4-5 pages including a title page and a reference page. (See APA Guidelines)
Address the questions/content below using essay format:
1. Explain why research is important to nursing.
2. Specifically address the importance of evidence-based practice to nursing.
3. Utilize the checklist on page 22 of Houser to evaluate the article for credibility. Explain how your article meets or does not meet each item in the checklist.
4. Use table 1.4 and table 1.5 on page 23 of Houser and appraise the level of evidence and strength of the recommendation for practice. What does this mean to practice?
5. Discuss what evidence is available that the article is peer reviewed and why this is important.

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