Evidence based nursing creates a manual in health practice, which leads to generalization. The use of standard guidelines to handle health conditions is characterized with various risks. This practice puts both the patient and the nurse at risk of being infected. Evidence based nursing assumes that health and medical conditions are similar; thus, need to be treated in the same manner. Health and medical conditions should not be generalized because patients present different conditions (Facchiano, and Charlene 4).
Evidence based nursing assumes that a healthy practitioner acquires experience through practice. A nurse is better placed to make a clinical decision based on personal experience with different patients rather than on a survey taken. Evidence based nursing is based on random surveys taken on different patients to provide a solution to a medical problem. Randomly picking patients for a survey does not provide the ultimate solution for making informed decision (Mantzoukas, 7).
Evidence based practice is not well developed to nurses. Nurses operate with the assumption that the procedures spelt by evidence-based practice are safe because they have been developed through well-informed studies. Though the concept has been there for a while, the main concentration has been on research. Research has been ongoing on how to overcome the barriers of evidence based practice. Research has not been conclusive on whether the concept works (Mantzoukas, 7).
Evidence based nursing tends to be biased on the nurses opinion and nursing traditions. Opinion does not provide health or medical solution to patients. Research is the best way to handle patients as opinion may vary when it comes to consultations among nurses (Facchiano, and Charlene 4). The opinion of an inexperienced nurse is different from that of an experienced one.
Facchiano, Lynda, and Charlene Hoffman Snyder. "Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part three: Critical appraisal process." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 24.12 (2012): 704-715. Print.
Mantzoukas, Stefanos. "A Review Of Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Research And Reflection: Levelling The Hierarchy." Journal of Clinical Nursing 0.0 (2007): 070621074500014-???. Print.