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The purpose of the diagram is to provide a clear understanding of the clinical inquiry process and to highlight the similarities and differences between research, performance improvement, and evidence-based practice. While it is not meant to be comprehensive, it serves as a tool to facilitate a shared understanding of when a particular question may lead to one of these three areas of clinical inquiry.
The author would like to acknowledge the following for their ideas and willingness to provide feedback to improve this latest version of the diagram.
- Kady Martini, DNP, RN, EBP-CH, NEA-BC (The Ohio State University School of Nursing)
- Kerry A. Milner, DNSc, RN, FNP-BC, EBP-CH (Sacred Heart University College of Nursing)
- Alison J. Montpetit, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, FNAP (VCU Health System)
- Cindy G. Zellefrow DNP MSEd RN CSN EBP-C (The Ohio State University School of Nursing)
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