As healthcare organizations become more complex and our focus on the patient experience expands, nurses are leading and participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects and quality improvement (QI) initiatives with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

  • In what ways is EBP applied where you work or where you do clinicals?
  • Discuss the findings of a QI initiative or study from either your clinical location/hospital website or another online source.

In order to receive full credit, you will need to clearly respond to both parts of the question using subtitles or bullets AND cite at least one scholarly reference in your response. 

Medical Ethics
Accounts of

Ground-Breaking Cases

Gregory E. Pence
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Names: Pence, Gregory E., author.
Title: Medical ethics: accounts of ground-breaking cases / Gregory E. Pence,
 University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Other titles: Classic cases in medical ethics
Description: Eighth edition. | New York, NY: MHE, [2017] | Audience: Age:
 18+ | Editions 1-5 published under: Classis cases in medical ethics. |
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2016026704 | ISBN 9781259907944 (alk. paper)
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