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J Nurses Staff Dev. 2002 Sep-Oct;18(5):233-8.

Implementation of an evidence-based nursing practice model: disciplined clinical inquiry.

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Perioperative Division, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.


The implementation of a nursing practice model, Disciplined Clinical Inquiry (DCI), in the perioperative arena, is described. Using participatory action research, nurses are empowered to become reflective practitioners, competent in problem solving and evidence-based practices, collaborators, change agents, and patient advocates. Characteristics inherent in this model include flexibility, practicality, and partnerships between academia and clinicians. The successful DCI pilot test has led to a replication study with implications for other specialties.

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