How does a nurse know what (if any) knowledge in a research study is usable for clinical practice? What would a critical thinker look for in the evidence before deciding to change? What influence do credibility and clinical significance have on your decisions to integrate research-based evidence into your practice?
Hello classmate, I agree with you that a nurse understands what knowledge is useful for clinical practice during research by looking at all study components used to see if they are credible and accurate. Descriptive analysis helps nurses develop theories and shape decisions that affect people’s health (Armijo-Olivo, 2018). As you said, the significance of a research finding does not have to be significant clinically. The research results must be credible and clinically substantial for nurses and all health care professionals to help them implement evidence-based changes. Indeed, as critical thinkers, nurses must make sure that the study is credible and clinically significant.