A Short History of a Big Idea: The Joanna Briggs Institute 1996-2006
This book overviews the establishment of the Joanna Briggs Institute and its rapid development as an international leader in the promotion and facilitation of evidence-based health care. Medical, nursing and allied health practices have traditionally been founded on knowledge and expertise handed down from predecessors. It is now recognised that effective, appropriate professional practice is based on sound evidence provided through research.
Today the JBI remains the only organization in the world actively involved in the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence for clinical decision-making. A Short History of a Big Idea is a record and a celebration of the Institute’s evolution, its successes and its failures, its connection with service, its methodological development and its international growth across 38 countries in all five continents of the world.
- Documents and reviews the birth and development of the Joanna Briggs Institute during the first decade of its existence
- The text is enhanced by rich insights and commendable honesty
- Describes high and low moments, successes and failures
- Encapsulates the essential close relationship between nursing research, nursing education and nursing practice.