Response posts: include at least 2 scholarly sources of evidence, cited within the body of your discussion responses & at the end of your posting, at least 2 references
Adoption and implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and other healthcare disciplines is acknowledged as critical to maintaining optimal patient outcomes and quality of care (Kim et al., 2016). Nurses are on the front lines of health care, and Evidence-based practice provides them with a unique chance to improve patient care and outcomes. The direct patient-care nurse is an important link in implementing evidence-based improvements in clinical practice (Crabtree et al., 2016). According to Kim and colleagues (2016), although EBP is regarded as the gold standard in nursing practice, its actual implementation has been inconsistent due to challenges such as nursing workload, a lack of organizational support, a lack of EBP knowledge and abilities, and negative attitudes about EBP.
Hospitals and healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on their websites as the nation becomes more computerized. It is critical for all healthcare institutions to have a website centered on EBP because it is frequently the primary means of disseminating information to the public. The healthcare organization website that I will discuss is The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the leading community mental health organization in the United States, dedicated to improving the lives of the millions of Americans impacted by mental illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness, n.d.)
Grounding of EBP:
NAMI has long advocated for people with mental illnesses to receive evidence-based treatment and has fought against practices that continue to stigmatize mental diseases. This website is built on evidence-based practice, which may be found under the advocacy, education, and research sections of the NAMI website. NAMI supports and promotes nurses to continue their education, as well as nurses who perform research, through peer-led programs that provide free education, skill training, and support. One of the many examples of incorporating EBP on the website is seen in the education section of Conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is a controversial treatment that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The NAMI website shares that all major medical organizations oppose it since it is not an evidence-based treatment and in fact, data shows that conversion therapy is dangerous, particularly for LGBTQ youth (National Alliance on Mental Illness, n.d.).
Perception of Healthcare Organization:
The information that I have learned about this healthcare organization has not affected my opinion of this organization’s website. I utilize the NAMI website for research projects at school and at work, and I will continue to use it in the future. As a psychiatric nurse, I currently utilize this website to print educational handouts for my patients to assist them in better comprehending and managing their mental illness and the mental health medications they are prescribed by the Psychiatrist.
It is critical for nurses and students to incorporate EBP into their daily lives in order to provide better care for their patients and conduct significant research. Nurses must only conduct research on websites that focus on the most recent EBP strategies, and it is critical for nurses who are directly caring for patients to adopt and implement EBP as it is critical to maintaining optimal patient outcomes and best practice care.
Crabtree, E., Brennan, E., Davis, A., & Coyle, A. (2016). Improving Patient Care Through Nursing Engagement in Evidence-Based Practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(2), 172–175. https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12126
Kim, S. C., Stichler, J. F., Ecoff, L., Brown, C. E., Gallo, A., & Davidson, J. E. (2016). Predictors of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation, Job Satisfaction, and Group Cohesion Among Regional Fellowship Program Participants. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(5), 340–348.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. (n.d.). Nami.Org. Retrieved February 27, 2022, from https://www.nami.org/Home