LoBiondo-Wood: Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 7th Edition
Chapter 01: Integrating the Processes of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
1. How is nursing research significant to the profession of nursing?
a. It allows nursing responsibility to be more specifically defined.
b. It allows liability within the practice of nursing to be decreased.
c. It allows a specialized body of knowledge to be generated for use in health care delivery.
d. It allows the scope of nursing practice to be expanded into areas formerly reserved for other disciplines.
Correct C: Theory-based nursing research provides a foundation for evidence-based nursing care. Nursing research generates a specialized scientific knowledge base that empowers the nursing profession to anticipate and meet constantly shifting challenges of health care delivery to multiple populations.
Incorrect A: Research aids in documenting accountability of nurses, but professional guidelines already exist regarding responsibility. Each state has a Nurse Practice Act that defines scope of practice.
Incorrect B: Liability is a legal concept. Research does not change a nurse’s liability.
Incorrect D: Although research can document nursing accountability, each state’s Nurse Practice Act would define the scope of nursing practice for that state.
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2. Which aspect of scientific investigation of nursing practice is a fundamental concept of American Nurses Association (ANA)’s Code for Nurses (2002)?
b. Patient advocacy
c. Ethical behavior
d. Specialized practice
Correct A: Scientific investigation promotes accountability, a hallmark of the nursing profession and a fundamental concept of the ANA (2002) Code for Nurses.
Incorrect B: Patient advocacy is an expected nursing behavior but is not the main concept of the ANA (2002) Code for Nurses....