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Resources for Nursing: Care Plans

This guide will lead you to resources that help your study and research in the field of Nursing and Midwifery. There are also a range of learning tools that will allow you to develop your research and study skills.

Care Planning Books

Evidence-Based Care Sheets in CINAHL

CINAHL offers Evidence-Based Care Sheets providing overviews for a variety of health issues. These care sheets are written for healthcare providers. Locate these by clicking on "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" on the top bar. An alphabetical list of topics appears, click the box to the left of your topic, then near the top of the screen, click the Search button (not the Browse button). While the Evidence-Based Care Sheets are written, edited, and reviewed by RNs and MDs, they are published by CINAHL Information Systems, so they are not considered journal articles. Use these for background information and helpful references.

You can view these helpful summaries by clicking on Evidence-Based Care Sheets at the top left of the CINAHL screen:

Then you'll see a screen where you can either browse for a topic alphabetically, or search for a topic using the search box:

You can view the Evidence-Based Care Sheets by checking one or more topic checkboxes, and then clicking Search at the top of the list:

Once you hit Search, you'll see a page with all the Sheets you selected:

To read the document, open the link to the PDF Full Text. From the PDF, you can print, save, or email the document to yourself:

At the end of each Evidence-Based Care Sheet, you'll find the list of sources used to write the Care Sheet under the References heading. You could look up the articles and sources used in the References list in order to find more information on the Care Sheet topic.

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