Literature review in nursing research: The importance and the practical guidelines

S. K. Lai, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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In this chapter, the importance of nursing literature review and the method to write it systematically in a practical way is discussed. This chapter integrates the ideas of how literature review should be conducted and produced from a number of nursing research books. It aims at producing a clear and simple framework for researchers who start to write nursing literature review. Also, the guidelines for nursing literature review are provided in a comprehensive and easy to understand manner in this chapter. Evidence-based practice is essential to improve quality of existing nursing care. Literature review is vital to the profession's development as it gives evidence to researches that help to perfect nursing care. This chapter is written in hope of promoting the development of the nursing profession.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Research Issues in Nursing
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781616689377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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