Evidence Based Practice Barriers

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Despite the importance of Evidence Based Practice, which can result in improved patient outcomes, there is a variety of barriers that can prevent evidence utilization. As discussed by Houser (2015) there are numerous roadblocks that can act as barriers to Evidence Based Practice. Among these can be lack of time to conduct research, lack of knowledge about research techniques, lack of administrative support, and lack of journal access. Conducting a gap analysis to identify and address barriers is important before any successful implementation of Evidence Based Practice (Houser, 2015, p.19). There are several ways to empower nurses and close the gap that exists between research evidence and clinical decisions. One of these is the promotion