Bringing values back into evidence-based nursing: The role of patients in resisting empiricism

Authors: Porter, S., O'Halloran, P. and Morrow, E.

Journal: Advances in Nursing Science

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 106-118

DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e31821690d9

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Authors: Porter, S., O'Halloran, P. and Morrow, E.

Journal: ANS Adv Nurs Sci

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 106-118

eISSN: 1550-5014

DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e31821690d9

We examine problems resulting from the narrow empirical focus associated with evidence-based nursing, including the deleterious influence of vested interests, disattention to patients' experiences, underestimation of the importance of social processes, lack of an individualized research perspective, marginalization of other forms of knowledge, and the undermining of patients' autonomy. Addressing each problem in turn, we argue that inclusion of patients at all stages of evidence-based practice can counter or ameliorate these problems. While we concede that patient involvement is not a complete solution to the problem of empiricism, it is the most effective means available to defend nursing values.

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Authors: Porter, S., O'Halloran, P. and Morrow, E.

Journal: Advances in Nursing Science

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 106-118

ISSN: 0161-9268

DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e31821690d9

We examine problems resulting from the narrow empirical focus associated with evidence-based nursing, including the deleterious influence of vested interests, disattention to patients' experiences, underestimation of the importance of social processes, lack of an individualized research perspective, marginalization of other forms of knowledge, and the undermining of patients' autonomy. Addressing each problem in turn, we argue that inclusion of patients at all stages of evidence-based practice can counter or ameliorate these problems. While we concede that patient involvement is not a complete solution to the problem of empiricism, it is the most effective means available to defend nursing values. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Authors: Porter, S., O'Halloran, P. and Morrow, E.

Journal: ANS. Advances in nursing science

Volume: 34

Issue: 2

Pages: 106-118

eISSN: 1550-5014

ISSN: 0161-9268

We examine problems resulting from the narrow empirical focus associated with evidence-based nursing, including the deleterious influence of vested interests, disattention to patients' experiences, underestimation of the importance of social processes, lack of an individualized research perspective, marginalization of other forms of knowledge, and the undermining of patients' autonomy. Addressing each problem in turn, we argue that inclusion of patients at all stages of evidence-based practice can counter or ameliorate these problems. While we concede that patient involvement is not a complete solution to the problem of empiricism, it is the most effective means available to defend nursing values.

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