Evidence-based nursing practice is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of theory-derived, research-based information in making decisions about care delivery to individuals or groups of patients and considers individual needs and preferences.It is vital to a practice-based profession like nursing to use the best current evidence when making clinical practice decisions.
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