Evidence-Based Practice

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is aimed at implementing current clinical knowledge into care decisions to improve the patient care processes and outcomes. Moreover, it is a shared decision between patient and provider that incorporates research and best evidence with clinical expertise, as well as the patient’s values and preferences to make a desired heath outcome (Huber, 2014). Developing and fostering this type of practice can be hindered by the organizational culture of healthcare facilities. Research has shown that a chief organizational barrier was the low priority given to evidence-based practice; creating a culture that lacks clarity about roles and practice, emphasis is placed on “routine” patient care, and there is little motivation