A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and by Helen Aveyard

By Helen Aveyard

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content material: entrance hide; Halftitle web page; identify web page; Copyright web page; Contents; Acknowledgements; advent; objective; Examples; the way to get the main from this e-book; Use the symbols; 1 what's facts established practice?; 2 the improvement of facts dependent perform; three whilst will we have to use proof and what facts can we need?; four What are the different sorts of analysis? How do those kinds of facts aid us solution diversified questions?; five How do i locate the facts to aid my perform and learning?; 6 How do i do know if the facts is convincing and important? 7 tips on how to use and enforce facts on your perform and learningGlossary; References; Appendix: worthy web content; Index; again cover.

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In order to do this, the first thing you need to do is define a question that identifies what you need to know. This is important because unless you have a focussed question, you will not be able to work out how to find the answer and you will be swamped with information. You are therefore likely to end up more confused than when you started! We will discuss this in more detail in Chapter 5. How does evidence assist in decision making? We have already mentioned that evidence alone is not enough to make a good decision if you are practising in an evidence informed way.

You are also likely to draw on professional opinion, intuition and the expertise of others when you make a decision. Remember though that these constitute the clinical or professional judgement component of evidence based practice and should not be confused with evidence per se. Let’s have a look at some of the decisions you are likely to be faced with in everyday practice and the types of evidence you would need to make the right decision. Decision 1: My patient/client has an addiction to heroin and wants to selfdischarge against the clinical judgement of staff on the ward.

There is both strong and weak evidence and we will discuss this in greater detail in Chapter 6. However, if you are asked to underpin your practice with evidence, you need to know exactly what you mean by this. You are probably familiar with the term anecdotal evidence. This is generally a weaker form of evidence. Anecdotal evidence Example: Imagine you are trying to train your dog. He is not an easy dog to train – he is somewhat feisty and pulls on the lead. You try out a few choker collars which pull tighter around his neck when he pulls and relaxes when he walks nicely to heel.

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