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The Clinical Inquiry Process Resource Guide

The goal of this guide is to provide nurses a resource to understand and carryout the steps of performing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project.

The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram

The Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram 

The purpose of the Clinical Inquiry Process Diagram is to provide a visual representation of the process. It also highlights the similarities and differences among research, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice, which are the three paths of inquiry a clinical question can take based on evidence.

It is important to note that the clinical inquiry process is not a linear, sequential progression. Instead, individuals may find themselves working on different parts of the process simultaneously or revisiting previous steps as they move forward. This can be influenced by various factors, such as evolving evidence, organizational changes, and team dynamics, to name a few.

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