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The drivers of evidence-based practice (EBP) at inception: Implications for low and medium-income countries (LMICS)

OMOLADE, Odunayo Kolawole (2023) The drivers of evidence-based practice (EBP) at inception: Implications for low and medium-income countries (LMICS). Journal of Modern Nursing Practice and Research. ISSN 2708-2202 (In Press)

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Low and medium-income countries (LMICS) desire the multiple benefits of EBP but have achieved minimal success so far. Moreso, frameworks for implementing EBP fail to acknowledge the external socio-political factors as core component of uptake and sustaining EBP in health care settings. Consequently, this paper will examine the influence of drivers of EBP and the implications for sustaining EBP diffusion into LMICS. Theoretically, EBP proposes that clinical treatment decisions be based on the most current verifiable evidence. Associated with improved quality of care, EBP is the universal standard of clinical interventions. Yet, since introducing EBP to LMICS, the integration process has been slow compared to the rapid development witnessed in the UK, US and Canada over the past 30 years. EBP proponents linked the resistance with institutional barriers in the LMICS. However, this paper argues that the external socio-political context is a proven barrier-breaking force but presently underestimated in LMICS. Central to this review, the socio-political dynamics in the UK, US and Canada were discussed to mirror the powerful influence that propelled EBP at its successful inception. The implication is that breaking the institutional barriers against sustainable EBP implementation in the LMICS requires synergy of influential forces outside the hospital settings. Unfortunately, most implementation studies from LMICS are limited to institutional barriers. Finally, hospital settings in LMICS face unique problems integrating EBP with daily care and to overcome the barriers, closer attention must be paid to the influence of the surrounding factors; political, technological, managerial and globalisation forces.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: evidence-based practice, drivers, implementation models, low and medium-income countries
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Odunayo Kolawole OMOLADE
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2023 09:52
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2024 15:46

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