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Honey dressings for diabetic foot ulcers: overview of evidence-based practice for novice researchers

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Joseph Lewis Foster, Amanda McNaughton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S19
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Published1 Sep 2020

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This article explores how nurses can use evidence-based practice to appraise the rationale and evidence for specific nursing procedures or practices. A literature review of published evidence on honey dressings for diabetic foot ulcers was conducted by a novice researcher (lead author) under the supervision of a lecturer (second author). A methodology was followed to construct an answerable research question and to guide the search and retrieval of evidence. The strengths and limitations of a selected study were appraised, and its implications for practice considered. This article highlights an area of practice that warrants further attention and demonstrates the use of evidence-based practice to consider the quality and utility of clinical research.

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