(Solution) NR393 Week 5 Discussion: Evidence-Based Practice Changes

The purpose of this discussion is for learners to examine one area in the 20th century where evidence has changed practice.

Course Outcomes:

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

  • CO3: Identify persons and events in nursing history impacting evidence-based practice from the 20th century and 21st century. (PO8)

Due Date:

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 5
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 5

Points Possible:

50 points


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.

The evidence to guide nursing practice has changed greatly during the 20th century. Select one area where evidence in nursing care changed during the 20th century and tell us about it.


There are several changes that have occurred in Evidence-based practice in the 21st century. The establishment of databases that are easily accessible is one of these changes. These databases were created to achieve the goal of standardizing patient care within the nation (Porter, Larsson,& Lee, 2016). Previously, care that different nurses provided to patients tended to vary in an illogical manner. Different nurses would recommend different treatments for the same ailment. This undermined the integrity of this noble profession and raised eyebrows. People wondered whether nurses and other clinicians were sure about the treatment they were offering or they were depending on a trial and error process…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5