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Overview | Responsibilities | 2015 Accomplishments | 20016 Goals | CG REBP Champions

Collaborative Governance

Advisory Committees

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics in Clinical Practice


Patient Education

Patient Experience

Clinical Practice Committee

Quality and Safety

Research and Evidence-Based Practice



Current Work:

  • More Than Just A Journal Club presented by Michele A. O'Hara, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Nursing Director of Blake 14 Labor and Delivery. She discussed her research and publication; Assessment of Millennial Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Professional Practice Environment.
  • There was robust attendance to hear Michele discuss the details of her research and active participation from the audience who responded with insightful questions.
  • The committee continues to work with Connie Cruz, RN and Karen Turner, OTR/L on the DYK poster; Trauma Inform Care
  •  Lisa Philpotts, MLS reviewed with the Champions how to keep up on the latest evidence and the use of Current Awareness Tools.

Accomplishments 2019

  • The committee hosted two “More Than Just a Journal Club” events in which MGH researchers discussed the lived experience of research and evidence-based practice:

      • Debra M. Lunquist, PhD, RN, Clinical Research Nurse presented her article, “Wearing the Mask of Wellness: The Experience of Young Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer."

      • Michele O'Hara, DNP, RN, NE-BC, nurse director presented her article, “Assessment of Millenial Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Professional Practice Environment."

  • The committee published a “Did You Know" poster in early 2019 on Implicit Bias, in partnership with the CG Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which was received with great interest from leadership throughout the hospital. The committee is currently working on posters on contact precautions and weight bias.

  • The committee launched a successful new initiative, the "EBP Spotlight," in which guest speakers share information about evidence-based practice projects they have worked on. The inaugural presentation was "Enteral Feeding Tubes in Neonates – placement and verification: what's the evidence?" by Margaret D. Settle, PhD, RN, NE-BC and Carolyn Bleiler, RN, MSN. The next EBP Spotlight presentation was planned for the first week of January.

  • The champions increased their information literacy by using the Johns Hopkins EBP tools to appraise journal articles, such as the More Than Just a Journal Club articles and other articles of broad interest such as "A Qualitative Study of Older Adult's and Family Caregivers' Perspectives Regarding their Preoperative Care Transitions" by Ann M. Malley, PhD, APRN-BC. Additionally, Jane Flanagan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AHN-BC-FNAP, FAAN, Nurse Scientist presented to the group on the topic of "Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, and Original Research."

Goals 2020

  • Produce at least two Did You Know Posters.

  • Hold at least two More Than Just A Journal Club events.

  • Hold at least two "EBP Spotlight" events.

  • Each meeting will have at least one champion share information about the evidence based practice and research environments in their work areas.

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1st Monday monthly
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room, Blake 8

Committee Contacts:

Lisa Philpotts, MLS Treadwell Library

Christina Jewell, RN, Staff Nurse, EP Lab


Mary Susan Convery, LICSW, Social Work

Virginia Capasso, RN, Institute for Patient Care

Stacianne Goodridge

CG REBP Champions


The Patient Care Services Research and Evidence-based Practice Committee (REBP) exists to foster the spirit of inquiry around clinical practice. The committee supports nurses in the research utilization process and communicates the results of research activities. We believe that passion and purpose fueled by energizing forces builds great achievements.return to top


  • Foster a spirit of inquiry around clinical practice.
  • Promote awareness of evidence based practice.
  • Encourage and provide support for evidence based practice.
  • Engage in joint projects with other Collaborative Governance committees.
  • Align the work of the committee with PCS strategic goals. return to top


The “Did You Know” Poster Subcommittee generates posters about various important clinical topics. Potential authors may be nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, or any other member of the healthcare team. The DYK subcommittee supports authors in acquiring and evaluating evidence, as well as editing the posters. We work in conjunction with a graphic artist to create professional quality posters to disseminate valuable clinical information to over 70 locations throughout MGH, including clinics and health centers. For more information, or if you would like to author a DYK poster, please contact subcommittee co-chair Carolyn Bleiler ( return to top


updated 4.30.19

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