Evid Based Nurs 14:63 doi:10.1136/ebn1170
  • Editorial

Using research findings in nursing practice

  1. Alison Twycross
  1. Correspondence to Alison Twycross
    Reader in Children's Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care Science, Kingston University- St George's University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK; a.twycross{at}

Welcome to the July edition of Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN). In this edition, there are two new features which we hope will enable readers to use evidence in practice more effectively. The first of these is the Research Made Simple series. This will provide a one-page overview about key areas of research with the aim of increasing readers' understanding of the research process. The first article in the series, written by Jane Clarke, one of the associate editors for the journal, identifies the key features of a systematic review. Other articles in the series will explore other areas of research including ‘what is a randomised controlled trial?’ and ‘qualitative data analysis’.

The other new item in this edition is the Resource Page. This page will be included in each edition of the journal and will bring together new and updated sources of information about current evidence for nursing practice. Information has been collated from the Cochrane Nursing Network, …

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