Using meta-synthesis to facilitate evidence-based practice

Kent, Bridie and Fineout-Overholt, Ellen 2008, Using meta-synthesis to facilitate evidence-based practice, Worldviews on evidence-based nursing, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 160-162, doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2008.00133.x.

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Title Using meta-synthesis to facilitate evidence-based practice
Author(s) Kent, Bridie
Fineout-Overholt, Ellen
Journal name Worldviews on evidence-based nursing
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 160
End page 162
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 1545-102X
Summary In a previous column, Fineout-Overholt et al. (2008) discussed the use of systematic reviews in decision making for clinical practice, focusing primarily on the quantitative studies, such as randomised controlled trials. Narrative reviews were included but in less detail; this was intentional because the synthesis of qualitative evidence is a complex process and has evoked significant discussion over the past 5 years. Consequently, this column addresses some of the process issues surrounding qualitative evidence synthesis, or meta-synthesis as it is more commonly known, and offers ideas for how evidence arising from these can be used to inform education, teaching, and practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2008.00133.x
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Sigma Theta Tau International
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