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How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: a step-by-step guide

How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: a step-by-step guide

Bettany-Saltikov, Josette

From writing a review question to writing up a review, this practical book presents a useful workbook companion for students undertaking their first literature review for study or clinical practice improvement

Paperback, Book. English.
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Published Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2012

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Statement of responsibility: Josette Bettany-Saltikov
ISBN: 0335242278, 9780335242276
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii,173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Health and Fitness.; Nursing Research Methodology.


  1. Introduction
  2. What is a systematic review?
  3. Asking an answerable and focused review question
  4. First things first: Writing the Plan and background to your review
  5. How do I specify my objectives and inclusion and exclusion criteria?
  6. Conducting a comprehensive and systematic literature search
  7. Working with your primary papers: Selecting, appraising and extracting data
  8. Synthesizing, summarising and presenting your findings
  9. Writing up your discussion and completing your review
  10. Sharing, disseminating and using systematic reviews to inform and improve nursing practice
  11. References

Author note

Josette Bettany-Saltikov is Senior Lecturer at Teesside University, UK. She has taught research methods to nursing students and other allied health care professional students for nearly 20 years. She has also participated in two Cochrane reviews and is widely published in journals and publications including the Nursing Standard.