In this discussion, we are talking about applying evidence to nursing practice, and the discussion question is asking what you need to do, or what knowledge you need to have before deciding to translate research into practice.  Houser devotes a whole chapter to this topic, and there are several models for translating research into practice in this chapter.  You might want to use one of these models as a guide to answer this discussion question


How does a nurse know what (if any) knowledge in a research study is useable for clinical practice? What would a critical thinker look for in the evidence before deciding to change? What influence do credibility and significance have on your decisions to integrate research-based evidence into your practice?