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Clinical Practice Guidelines: For more information

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Duff, L. A., et al. "Clinical guidelines: an introduction to their development and implementation." Journal of Advanced Nursing 23, 5 (May 1996): 887-895.

How to read a paper.
A series of articles written by Trisha Greenhalgh and published in BMJ: British Medical Journal in 1997. Dr. Greenhalgh discusses qualitative research, statistics, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and methodological quality.

McSweeney, Maryellen, Spies, Martha, and Cann, Cheryle J. "Finding and evaluating clinical practice guidelines." Nurse Practitioner 26, 9 (September 2001):30-34, 39, 43-44, 46-47.
Includes list of archives with guidelines. Also guideline related content of search engines, citation databases and other web resources. Authors have also included a flowchart to guide decision making during the guideline search process.

Mead, Paula. "Clinical guidelines: promoting clinical effectiveness or a professional minefield?" Journal of Advanced Nursing 31, 1 (January 2000): 110-16.
Concise list of evaluation points with health related examples.

In 2001, the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners began a column, "Clinical practice guidelines," edited and often written by Mary Jo Goolsby. The columns review published guidelines for problems commonly seen by advanced practice nurses in a variety of settings. To locate the other columns, go to CINAHL and enter the search statement:

TI "clinical practice guidelines" and SO "journal of the american academy of nurse practitioners"
in Basic Search. The first column introduced clinical practice guidelines and described their use in daily practice. The articles published in 2004 use a case study approach with the same hypothetical patient which provides a very specific view of guideline application.

Goolsby, Mary Jo. "Evaluating and applying clinical practice guidelines." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 13, 1 (January 2001): 3-6.

Goolsby, Mary Jo. "Clinical practice guidelines. Integrating the principles of evidence-based practice: prognosis and the metabolic syndrome." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16, 5 (May 2004): 178, 180, 182, 184.

Klardie, Kathleen A., Johnson, Judith, McNaughton, Molly Ann, and Meyers, Wendy. "Clinical practice guidelines. Integrating the principles of evidence-based practice into clinical practice." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16, 3 (March 2004): 98-105.

McNaughton, Molly Ann, Klardie, Kathleen, and Meyers, Wendy. "Clinical practice guidelines. Integrating the principles of evidence-based practice: testing and diagnosis." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 16, 1 (January 2004): 2-7.

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