(Solution) NR439 Week 8 Discussion: The Evidence-Nursing Practice Connection (graded)

Discussion Questions

Improving patient care and outcomes is paramount to the practice of nursing. As we conclude our learning journey through our world of research and evidence-based practice, it is important to reflect upon your time spent in the course:

  • Think about nursing practice and describe one barrier that you feel prohibits nurses from engaging in EBP; share one strategy you could use to facilitate the use of evidence to help improve nursing care for patients.
  • Reflect back over your time in the course and describe how your thinking has changed about nursing research and evidence-based practice; describe one new learning during this course that you believe was the most helpful.


One major barrier prohibiting nurses from engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is that many people are resistant to change. This may be for a multitude of reasons; lack of time, they may not want to learn something new and believe the “old way is just fine”, or perhaps we are simply programmed to be resistant to change. Our amygdala is wired to view change as a threat and releases fear, flight, or flight hormones; this resistance is our body’s protection (Baxter & Croxson, 2012). ……please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5