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Using GRADE to reduce the theory-practice gap

Purssell, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-3748-0864 (2019). Using GRADE to reduce the theory-practice gap. Nurse Education Today, 74, pp. 82-84. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.12.008


One of the most enduring problems in nursing and nurse education is what has been referred to as the ‘theory-practice gap’. This paper aims to demonstrate that the Grading of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Evidence to Decision Frameworks can be used to explain the complex link between evidence and other influencing factors on one side of the equation, and the clinical recommendations and decisions that are made by clinicians and patients on the other. It further argues for the development of GRADE specifically for this purpose among the educational community.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice (MeSH), Evidence-Based Nursing (MeSH), GRADE, Research (MeSH)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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