1st Edition

Evidence-based Practice

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ISBN 9780273745556
Published January 19, 2012 by Routledge
76 Pages

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Book Description

Taking an evidence-based approach is fundamental to ensuring good clinical practice, but it’s not always easy. This info-packed guide will be an invaluable resource throughout your healthcare or nursing studies and post-registration, helping you to understand the essentials of EBP theory and application, and develop new insights into healthcare practice.


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Table of Contents


Evidence-based Practice: What and Why?

What counts as evidence-based practice?

Hierarchies of Evidence

The Six steps in the evidence-based practice cycle
Step 1: Asking the Question.
Step 2: Finding the Evidence

Boolean Operators

Refining or keeping your search focused

Searching for evidence

Step 3: Appraising the Evidence

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) - Making Sense of Evidence
Step 4: Interpreting the Evidence
Step 5: Acting on the Evidence
Step 6: Evaluation and Reflection


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