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NUR1 325 Acute, Chronic, & Palliative Health Challenges 1

Definition (Background Information)

Background Information

Background questions are considerably broader and when answered, provide general knowledge. For example, a background question such as, "What therapies reduce postoperative pain?" can generally be answered by looking in a textbook.

Stillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 110(3), 58-61.

Depending on your question, you may also answer background questions using narrative reviews, statistics, or government resources.

Reading textbooks effectively

Other Sources of Background Information

The best place to start is your course books:

 

See Nursing Subject Guide for more nursing books.

 

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