Practice-Based Evidence and Qualitative Inquiry

Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 05/08/2012

Leeman J et al. – Qualitative inquiry has an essential role to play in incorporating more practice–based evidence into the evidence base for nursing practice.

Methods

  • The authors present a framework for the use of qualitative methods to contribute to the following categories of practice-based evidence: (a) practice-based interventions and implementation strategies, (b) causal mechanisms, (c) approaches to adaptation, (d) how-to guidance, (e) unanticipated effects, and (f) relevant contextual factors.

Results

  • Qualitative inquiry has an essential role to play in incorporating more practice-based evidence into the evidence base for nursing practice.

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