University of Phoenix
NUR/513 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
June 09, 2010
Nursing Knowledge Resources
The purpose of this paper is to discuss Nursing Knowledge Resources benefits of nursing research and evidence based practice. Nursing knowledge is obtained through, observation, traditions, personal experiences, authority and mentorship (Burns, 2009, p. 10). Nursing resources are significant in promoting health, optimizing health outcomes and, improving the delivery of quality healthcare. Knowledge of resources by clinicians will benefit individuals, families and, the community. From Florence Nightingale, to present-day nursing, clinicians and theorists, nursing knowledge has expanded and continues to grow through experience and observation (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005, p. 1). In addition to improving health, the resources are used in nursing research, evidenced-based practice, knowledge needs of the nursing community and healthcare providers. Some institutions and organizations are instrumental in promoting and supporting nursing research. The resources provided by these institutes are not only beneficial to the nursing community, but also to patients, caregivers and, other professionals in the medical field. They contribute to the acquisition of general knowledge via journals and websites. An example to these institutes are, Joann Briggs Institute (JBI), Agency for healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Joanna Briggs Institute
JBI is an international organization based in The University of Adelaide, Australia and is recognized globally as a leader in evidence-based healthcare. The institute specializes in promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare by providing access to resources for professionals in the medical field. These resources are available to midwives, nurses, clinicians and other healthcare providers, servicing more...