Conduct your own research on translational science and how it is utilized in your specialty area. Review your specialty area websites and search for articles on evidence-based practice that address the translation of research into practice. This information will inform the Discussion

Conduct your own research on translational science and how it is utilized in your specialty area. Review your specialty area websites and search for articles on evidence-based practice that address the translation of research into practice. This information will inform the Discussion.

 

The State of the Science in Practice

The phrase evidence-based practice may be most often thought of as a clinical reference; however, research evidence is applicable in every specialty area. What types of research evidence support your work environment? How does research evidence inform your practice?

Now, how current do you think the science is that underlies your practice? How current is the evidence that supports your specialty practice guidelines?

To prepare:

Bring to mind an issue related to your practice. You may use the issue you are exploring for your EBP Project, or another current issue in your specialty area.

If possible, examine practices and/or practice guidelines established to address your selected issue and determine how current the evidence is that supports them.

Using the Walden Library, locate recently published articles that discuss research translated into evidence that applies to your selected practice issue. If you are unable to locate current articles (within the last five years), use the Internet to find evidence-based practice articles on this topic.

Consider the following questions:

How current is the science that supported the practice or practice guidelines?

What new evidence has emerged since the practice guidelines were crafted and adopted?

Write a one page cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:

Discuss the state of the scientific underpinnings that relate to your selected issue.

How current is the science that supported the practice or practice guidelines?

What new evidence has emerged since the practice guidelines were crafted and adopted? Provide one or two examples that support your assessment.

Required Resources

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Readings

Course Text: White, K. M., & Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice. New York, NY: Springer.

Chapter 1, “Evidence-Based Practice”

Chapter 1 notes that critical thinking is the foundation for evidence-based practice (EBP) and should be guided by a systematic approach to the evaluation of current practice. In this chapter, the authors provide several models and conceptual frameworks often used in developing and implementing an EBP. The authors also opine that developing and sustaining an EBP is the key to making valuable contributions to today’s health care environment.

Chapter 2, “The Science of Translation and Major Frameworks”

In Chapter 2, the author focuses on key developments in translation theory frameworks and models. These models present varied approaches for introducing evidence and facilitating change in clinical practice. The author also highlights the importance of planning and attention to the principles of change.

Course Text: Terry, A. J. (2015). Clinical research for the doctor of nursing practice. (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Pages 21-23, “The Process of Translating Evidence Into Clinical Practice”

In this section of Chapter 1, the author details Rosswurm and Larrabee’s six-phase model for the systematic review of research. This model assists DNP clinicians in systematically reviewing research in order to prepare for designing a change in practice based on validated evidence.

Chapter 3, “Conducting a Literature Review”

In Chapter 3, the author discusses the process of developing a literature review—a critical account of what research has been published on a topic and its relevance to the research study being conducted. Critical appraisal of research is one of the most crucial skills that a researcher must possess to formulate a literature review. In addition to providing an overview of several methodologies for collecting data and appraising it, this chapter also provides a checklist to assist the researcher in the appraisal process.

Article: Titler, M. G. (2010). Translation science and context. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(1), 35-55.

Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.

This article discusses the importance of context in translation of research to evidence-based practice. In addition, the article discusses the use of tests for translating research into practice (TRIP) to aid in determining the most effective implementation interventions. The author highlights Rogers’ implementation model framework and its assertion that EBPs are subject to the nature of innovation and the manner in which the concepts are communicated to a particular social system. Then, the article briefly explains other factors that influence the successful translation to practice such as users, communication, and the nature of the EBP topic.

Article: Woods, N. F., & Magyary, D. L. (2010). Translational research: Why nursing’s interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(1), 9–24.

Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus database.

In this article, the authors focus on nursing’s contributions to translational research and interdisciplinary initiatives as well as the importance of nursing leadership to the advancement of clinical practice. The authors assert that teamwork is necessary for the success of translating research into practice and that nurses are called upon to be leaders in facilitating community-based research.

Additional Research

Conduct your own research on translational science and how it is utilized in your specialty area. Review your specialty area websites and search for articles on evidence-based practice that address the translation of research into practice. This information will inform the Discussion.

Optional Resources

Course Text: Terry, A. J. (2015). Clinical research for the doctor of nursing practice. (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 13, “Reducing 30-Day Hospital Readmission of the Heart Failure Patient”

Chapter 14, “A Community-Academic Collaboration to Impact Childhood Obesity”

Chapter 15, “The Impact of Evidence-Based Design”

Chapter 16, “The Lived Experience of Chronic Pain in Nurse Educators”

As you develop sections of your Project Premise, you may wish to review these examples of completed DNP projects.