Research within nursing and medicine is moving at an increasing pace. This makes it difficult for the staff - involved with medical care to find the right path through all the new research and development. Working according to evidencebased procedures within both medicine and nursing means using in one’s work the recommendations which have been based on literature studies that have compiled, reviewed, assessed and interpreted the published research. The aim of a systematic literature review is to find the best scientific base for nursing and community care. The literature review according to SBU originates from Goodman’s definitions, which results in an order of precedence for the reviewed studies. Implementation at the work place is made easier by literature studies and discussions at meetings with the nurses. A literature review requires a structured way of working where the question is clearly defined, the project plan prepared and the literature search published. The relevant material is clearly defined, while the quality of the studies, precision and generalization taken from the results produces a combination and conclusion. To make the most of evidencebased methods in the daily work education of existing staff, courses integrated in the education of all nursing staff and an awareness when planning nationally, regionally and locally is essential.
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP -- Hälsovetenskaper -- Omvårdnad (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES -- Health Sciences -- Nursing (hsv//eng)