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Evidence-Based Practice

Success Is Not Final: Onward to the Future of Evidence-Based Practice

Carlton G. Brown
CJON 2015, 19(2), 146-147 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.146-147

As the Oncology Nursing Society celebrates its 40th anniversary, the success of its focus in evidence-based practice should also be considered. One of its greatest accomplishments is the creation of the Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) initiative 17 years ago. PEP now represents 20 specific practice resources for cancer-related symptoms.

At a Glance

  • Evidence-based practice has evolved for oncology nurses during the past 40 years.
  • The Oncology Nursing Society has been a leader in helping to translate new knowledge into practice through the Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) program.
  • The Oncology Nursing Society has created 20 specific PEP resources for cancer-related symptoms, such as mucositis, pain, and anxiety, that are used by oncology nurses for symptom management.

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