Evidence based nursing: What is it, characteristics and dilemmas

  • Eugenia Urra Medina Enfermera, Ph.D en Enfermería. Profesora Departamento Enfermería de la Universidad de la Serena, Chile. Correo electrónico: eurra@userena.cl
  • Carmen Retamal Valenzuela Enfermera Magíster en Gerontología Social. Profesora del Departamento de Enfermería de la Universidad de la Serena, Chile. Correo electrónico: cretamal@userena.cl
  • Catalina Tapia Pinto Enfermera, Ph.D en Gerontología Social. Profesora del Departamento de Enfermería de la Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. Correo electrónico: ctapia@uantof.cl
  • Magaly Rodríguez Vidal Enfermera, Magíster en Enfermería, Especialisa en Diálisis y Trasplante Renal, Especialista en Nefrológica. Profesora del Departamento de Enfermería de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Correo electrónico: magrodri@udec.cl
Keywords: Nursing research; evidence-based practice.


The need to research in nursing has allowed the concepts and evidence based practice language to emerge in the different contexts of this discipline. However in Latin America little is known about its nature, steps and implications. That’s why this article pretends to update the literature about what evidence based medicine is and support its practice and teaching.

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Urra Medina E., Retamal Valenzuela C., Tapia Pinto C., & Rodríguez Vidal M. (2010). Evidence based nursing: What is it, characteristics and dilemmas. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 28(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/5486