Case study #1: Facilitating an evidence-based culture at St. Michael’s Hospital
Evidence-based practices are imbedded into the culture and daily work processes at St. Michael’s Hospital, a long-standing Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) in Toronto, Canada. Multiple factors facilitate this. Evidence-based practice is part of the hospital’s corporate strategy. It has invested resources to build a critical mass (over 30%) of staff members who are best practice champions. The organization provides multiple capacity-building opportunities including a community of practice, boot camps, booster sessions and mentorship. Here is a photograph of the annual Nursing Week Gallery Walk. This is one way the organization profiles the work of champions and others dedicated to using evidence to inform change initiatives.
SOURCE: Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge , 2018.
Case study#2: DongZhiMen Hospital and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) School of Nursing overcome barriers to evidence-based practice
DongZhiMen Hospital and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) School of Nursing are international BPSOs in Beijing, China. They identified barriers to the use of evidence in practice including heavy workloads, cultural differences and reluctant attitudes about using evidence to inform practice.