Essentials of Nursing, ninth edition, helps students learn how to read and critique research reports and to develop an appreciation of research as a path to enhancing nursing practice.
We continue to enjoy updating this book with important innovations in research methods and with nurse researchers’ use of emerging methods. Feedback from our loyal adopters has inspired several important changes to the content and organization. We are convinced that these revisions introduce important improvements—while retaining many features that have made this book a classic best-selling textbook throughout the world. The ninth edition of this book, its study guide, and its online resources will make it easier and more satisfying for nurses to pursue a professional pathway that incorporates thoughtful appraisals of evidence. (Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice 9th Edition; Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck; LWW ; Preface: Page v)