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Essentials of Nursing Research—Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice

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ISBN: 9789390612925
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The first South Asian Edition, based on the 10th edition of Essentials of Nursing Research, incorporates the latest clinical insights and approaches to research to familiarize students with increasingly important considerations in today's nursing practice.

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     The recent research/ethical developments and laws and acts related to ethics are included. Real-life examples from Asian scenario are quoted. Simple vocabulary and grammarly modifications aid to ease the reading efforts, even for students with no prior knowledge of technical terms. The overall intention of this textbook is to keep the scholars and students research sensitive and to ensure that their research activities match the societal needs.


    • Content has been organized and updated as per the latest syllabus outlined by the Indian Nursing Council.
    • Content on popular databases and reference managers such as Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, along with various methods used
    • for review of literature has been discussed in Chapter 6, Review of Literature.
    • For meaningful reading, the sampling methods of qualitative and quantitative designs are combined into a single chapter
    • (Chapter 11). Same has been done for data collection also (Chapter 12).
    • Chapters 13, 14, and 15 discuss descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics methods in a student-friendly format. Graphs
    • and tables are also included to help the students take up statistical analysis.
    • Chapter 17, Analysis of Qualitative Data, is simplified with relevant examples and useful learning resources including the critical
    • appraisal tools which will enable learners and researchers to performa qualitative analysis in an efficient manner.
    • Chapter 19, Learning from Systematic Reviews, is well explained with elaborate content on methodology and review question
    • formation using PICO format, various online databases for effective literature search, heterogeneity assessment, model for meta-
    • analysis, critical appraisal tools, and GRADE approach for in-depth understanding.
    • Content on dissemination and communication of research findings (structure and content of research reports, publication
    • process, publication ethics, and research proposal writing) is elaborated in Chapter 20.
    • Evidence-based practice (EBP) is discussed in Chapter 2. Detailed aspects of EBP and practice-based evidence are discussed in
    • Chapter 21 along with various research utilization models to improve the conceptual understanding and application skills.
    • Chapter 22 provides guidance to the reader regarding critical appraisals of quantitative and qualitative research reports.
    • Features such as Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Tips for Students, bulleted Summary Points, Critical Appraisal Guidelines,
    • Research Examples, and Critical Thinking Exercises are retained and updated in all chapters.

Additional Information
    Publisher Lippincot Williams & Wilkins
    Binding Paperback
    Size 2.5 x 1.8 x 0.9
    Year 2022
    Edition 10th Edition
    Pages 564
    Author S.J. Nalini , Sujitha Elavally ,
    About the Author

    S.J. Nalini, MSc (N), PhD, RN,

    a Professor and Principal at Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is an alumnus of College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, specialized in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing. She is a passionate teacher, able administrator, and researcher with 28 years of experience in nursing. She has 140 paper presentations and 48 publications to her credit. She received the Bursary Travel Award from Palliative Care Congress, Glasgow, in 2016. The Nursing Education Unit of SRIHER under her leadership received the Best Teaching Team Excellence Award in 2021. Currently, she is working on an ICMR-funded research project on effect of probiotics on women with gestational diabetes. She is an Editorial board member of Journal of Advanced Nursing and Journal of Clinical Nursing, UK. She serves as an executive committee member of St. Johns Ambulance Association, Tamil Nadu State Center.

    Sujitha Elavally, MSc (N), PhD, PDF, RN, RM,

    Assistant Professor, Government College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, is a dedicated teacher with 15 years of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching experience at renowned universities inside and outside the state. She completed BSc Nursing from Government College of Nursing, Kozhikode, Kerala. Her postgraduation in Medical- Surgical Nursing and PhD were from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. She did her Post-Doctoral Fellow of Nursing from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, in 2017, with a scholarship jointly sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). She is a FAIMER fellow, graduated in 2018. She has excellent research records with indexed and impact factor publications in national and international journals to her credit. She has worked with cross-country research teams and has presented papers on international forums. She is an approved PhD guide at Kerala University of Health Sciences, India.

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