The evidence base for gerontological nursing practice. Part 1: What do we mean by ‘evidence’?
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The evidence base for gerontological nursing practice. Part 1: What do we mean by ‘evidence’?

Jan Draper Programme Director BSc (Hons) in Gerontological Nursing, Distance Learning, RCN Institute, London

In recent years, ‘evidence-based practice’ has featured increasingly in the lexicon of healthcare practitioners. But what does it mean and how is ‘evidence’ gathered, graded and described? In the first of two articles, Jan Draper explores the issues.

Nursing Older People. 16, 6,28-33. doi: 10.7748/nop2004.09.16.6.28.c2328