This guide has been created to supplement Information Literacy and Evidence-Informed Practice Library instruction for students in NURS 270.
PI(C)O is an acronym that stands for: Patient (or Population), Intervention, Comparison, Outcome.
PI(C)O is a technique used in evidence based practice to:
Tools for Defining Types of Research Articles
Basic definition of Nursing Research: Nursing research should involve nurse researchers, have implications for nursing, and is often (but not always) published in nursing journals. Nursing research contributes to Nursing Knowledge and advances the Discipline of Nursing.
What is a Subject Heading?
Where do I find for Subject Headings?
Keywords and Subject Headings – there is a difference!
Learn more about finding & using subject headings with our Library video tutorials: https://library.macewan.ca/research-help/video-tutorials/nursing
Sometimes you need to expand your search beyond the basics. These databases may supplement the nursing research you have found in CINAHL. Check out subject guides such as psychology, social work or sociology for more ideas.