Evidence-based Practice

A Primer for Health Care Professionals
Author: Martin Dawes
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443072994
Category: Medical
Page: 277
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This book describes the processes involved in evidence-based practice. It deals with the issues of question formulation, searching, literature databases, critical appraisal including economic analysis and qualitative research, implementation and change. It takes the reader through all the steps of becoming an evidence-based practitioner, focusing on how to use how to use evidence for patient care.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1605477788
Category: Medical
Page: 599
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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

How to Read a Paper

The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
Author: Trisha Greenhalgh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111880113X
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.

Natural Products

A Case-based Approach for Health Care Professionals
Author: Karen Shapiro
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This text is intended for use in the classroom and as a reference for the practising professional. Selected natural products represent those commonly in use today and most likely to be encounted by health professionals.

Evidence-Based Emergency Care

Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules
Author: Jesse M. Pines,Christopher R. Carpenter,Ali S. Raja,Jeremiah D. Schuur
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470657839
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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"The purpose of this book is to present relevant questions on diagnostic testing that arise in everyday emergency medicine practice and to comment on the best available evidence"--Provided by publisher.

Understanding Research and Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders

A Primer for Students and Practitioners
Author: William O. Haynes,Carole E. Johnson
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205453634
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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"Understanding Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders" is an engaging, student-friendly text that explores the connection between common communication science research methods and clinical practice. Covering both the conceptual and the quantitative aspects of research methods, evidence-based practice, experimental design, and statistics, this book both elucidates various models of research and practice and explains how these models are important to the greater field of communication science. While some students and practitioners find many books on research, evidence-based practice, and statistical concepts to be intimidating, abstract, and dry, this text strives to emphasize not only the ideas surrounding evidence-based practice but also how its principles can be applied in clinical practice. "Special Features Include: " - An exceptionally comprehensive structure and outline that covers experimental design, the nature of science, statistical methods, and evidence-based practice, taking students on an in-depth exploration of research models and practices.- A student-friendly style that approaches statistics using a conceptual point of view that emphasizes the proper selection of quantitative methods and their interpretation as opposed to how to compute them.- Learning objectives that outline the most important points of each chapter and serve to help students organize their thoughts before and after completing their reading assignments.- Learning activities, which appear in every chapter, allow students to apply what they have just learned and to think critically about the central concepts just covered.- A comprehensive glossary of research terms from all chapters appears at the back of the book so that students can quickly look up important concepts and definitions.- A chapter on how to seek grant support and how to design capstone projects emphasizes the practical applications of the book's concepts and lessons.

Evidence-Based Public Health


Author: Ross C. Brownson,Elizabeth A. Baker,Terry L. Leet,Kathleen N. Gillespie,William R. True
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199826520
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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There are at least three ways in which a public health program or policy may not reach stated goals for success: 1) Choosing an intervention approach whose effectiveness is not established in the scientific literature; 2) Selecting a potentially effective program or policy yet achieving only weak, incomplete implementation or "reach," thereby failing to attain objectives; 3) Conducting an inadequate or incorrect evaluation that results in a lack of generalizable knowledge on the effectiveness of a program or policy; and 4) Paying inadequate attention to adapting an intervention to the population and context of interest To enhance evidence-based practice, this book addresses all four possibilities and attempts to provide practical guidance on how to choose, carry out, and evaluate evidence-based programs and policies in public health settings. It also begins to address a fifth, overarching need for a highly trained public health workforce. This book deals not only with finding and using scientific evidence, but also with implementation and evaluation of interventions that generate new evidence on effectiveness. Because all these topics are broad and require multi-disciplinary skills and perspectives, each chapter covers the basic issues and provides multiple examples to illustrate important concepts. In addition, each chapter provides links to the diverse literature and selected websites for readers wanting more detailed information. An indispensable volume for professionals, students, and researchers in the public health sciences and preventative medicine, this new and updated edition of Evidence-Based Public Health aims to bridge research and evidence with policies and the practice of public health.

Social Work in Mental Health

An Evidence-Based Approach
Author: Bruce A. Thyer,John S. Wodarski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470069912
Category: Political Science
Page: 650
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An essential desk reference for all helping professionals Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach is a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the delivery of evidence-based care. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, editors Thyer and Wodarski have brought together noted experts to provide the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR. Coverage ranges from disorders seen in early infancy and childhood through the adolescent and adult years. Disorders covered include: * Autism * ADHD * Substance abuse * Schizophrenia * Mood disorders * Anxiety disorders * Eating disorders * Sexual disorders * Personality disorders * Mental Retardation Written and organized in an accessible style, Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach provides helping professionals with an engaging and easy-to-follow guide to learning how to deliver the most up-to-date mental health care. Examples of evidence-based interventions guide the reader through the process and provide insight into the philosophy as well as the scientific basis underlying each technique and intervention presented. Chapters begin with learning objectives that alert you to the main ideas covered and conclude with provocative study questions that are designed to test your understanding while providing an opportunity for review and reinforcement of the key concepts covered. Ideal for all helping professionals--from those just starting out to the most seasoned clinician--this guide is a vital reference for anyone looking to stay abreast of contemporary techniques in the delivery of mental health services.

Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices

Behavioral Health and Addictions
Author: Thomas P. Hogan,Lauren A. Maggio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190621931
Category:
Page: 352
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Everyone, it seems, is talking and arguing about Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Those therapies and assessments designated as EBP increasingly determine what is taught, researched, and reimbursed in health care. But exactly what is it, and how do you do it? The second edition of Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices is the concise, practitioner-friendly guide to applying EBPs in mental health. Step-by-step it explains how to conduct the entire EBP process-asking the right questions, accessing the best available research, appraising the research, translating that research into practice, integrating that research with clinician expertise and patient characteristics, evaluating the entire enterprise, attending to the ethical considerations, and when done, moving the EBP process forward by teaching and disseminating it. This book will help you: . Formulate useful questions that research can address . Search the research literature efficiently for best practices . Make sense out of the research morass, sifting wheat from chaff . Incorporate patient values and diversity into the selection of EBP . Blend clinician expertise with the research evidence . Translate empirical research into practice . Ensure that your clients receive effective, research-supported services . Infuse the EBP process into your organizational setting and training methods . Identify and integrate ethics in the context of EBP Coauthored by a distinguished quartet of clinicians, researchers, and a health care librarian, the Clinician's Guide has become the classic for graduate students and busy professionals mastering EBP. "

How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Basic Principles and Case Studies
Author: C. Barr Taylor
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629227
Category: Medical
Page: 388
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The use of evidence-based guidelines and algorithms is widely encouraged in modern psychiatric settings, yet many practitioners find it challenging to apply and incorporate the latest evidence-based psychosocial and biological interventions. Now, practitioners have an outstanding new resource at their fingertips. How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Basic Principles and Case Studies accomplishes two goals: it explains the methods and philosophy of evidence-based psychiatry, and it describes ways in which psychiatrists and other mental health specialists can incorporate evidence-based psychiatry into their clinical practices. Uniquely relevant to psychiatric clinicians, this is the only book on evidence-based medicine specific to the field of psychiatry that addresses integrated psychopharmacology and psychotherapies. This new book first provides an expansion on the popular text the Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry, updating the sections on clinical trials, the teaching of evidence-based medicine, and the effective treatment of patients with complex comorbid conditions. It then allows experts from a variety of specialty areas and practice settings to describe how they incorporate the latest evidence and outcome studies into interesting and inspiring cases of their own. The book starts with the assumption that clinicians must adapt guidelines, algorithms, other sources of evidence, and the interpretation of this evidence to each individual patient. It describes basic statistical concepts in an easily understood format and offers separate chapters devoted to systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, diagnostic tests, surveys of disease frequency, and prognosis and psychometric measurement. It also presents an easily relatable discussion of many of the major issues of evidence-based psychiatry, such as use of the "Five-Step" evidence-based medicine model. The first section can be used both as an introduction to the topic and a ready reference for researching the literature and appraising evidence. The second section includes relevant case examples of major psychiatric disorders, and the third presents case examples from diverse treatment settings. In these sections, 24 contributing clinicians from a variety of practice settings discuss situations in which they followed aspects of evidence-based care. The text includes tables and charts throughout the text, including algorithms, guidelines, and examples of simple, therapist-devised measures of progress, further enhance learning, retention, and clinical practice. How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Basic Principles and Case Studies is a valuable new tool that will help residents, practicing psychiatrists, and other mental health workers find the most useful and relevant information to inform and improve their everyday practices.

Evidence-based Medicine

How to Practice and Teach it
Author: Sharon E. Straus
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702031274
Category: Medical
Page: 293
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Evidence Based Medicine provides a clear explanation of the central questions: how to ask answerable clinical questions; how to translate them into effective searches for the best evidence; how to critically appraise that evidence for its validity and importance; and how to integrate it with patients' values and preferences.

Public Health and Human Rights

Evidence-Based Approaches
Author: Chris Beyrer,H. F. Pizer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801886478
Category: Medical
Page: 470
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Provides critical evidenced based assessements and tools with which to investigate the role of rights abrogation in the health of populations.

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition

A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Kathleen Wheeler
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110002
Category: Medical
Page: 752
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This book integrates neuroscience with relationship science and unites disparate psychotherapeutic approaches into a model that is concise and straightforward, yet sufficiently comprehensive to provide a framework for practice. (Psychiatric)

Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy

Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Lee Williams,JoEllen Patterson,Todd M. Edwards
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462515975
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
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A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.

Evidence-Based Training Methods, 2nd Edition

A Guide for Training Professionals
Author: Ruth Colvin Clark
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562869744
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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Learn the evidence behind both new and tried-and-true best practices for training. Ruth Clark connects research to practice and offers concrete training guidance in this second edition of Evidence-Based Training Methods. With this book as your guide, you can incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions. This book covers: research behind the limits of the human memory, the value of graphics, balancing activity with learning—and how to apply it to training practicesthe power of examples, practice, and feedbackbrand-new material on scenario-based learning and games.Whether you're a classroom instructor, developer of training materials, training manager, or designer of any form of learning, you’ll find your training will be vastly more effective when you base your methods on evidence.

Computer-based Medical Guidelines and Protocols

A Primer and Current Trends
Author: Annette ten Teije,Silvia Miksch,Peter Lucas
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1586038737
Category: Computers
Page: 289
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The book consists of two parts. The first part consists of 9 chapters which together offer a comprehensive overview of the most important medical and computer-science aspects of clinical guidelines and protocols. The second part of the book consists of chapters that are extended versions of selected papers that were originally submitted to the ECAI-2006 workshop 'AI Techniques in Health Care: Evidence-based Guidelines and Protocols.'

The Schizophrenia Spectrum


Author: Spaulding, William D.,Silverstein, Steven M.,Menditto, Anthony A.
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1613345046
Category: Psychology
Page: 102
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The new edition of this highly acclaimed volume provides a fully updated and comprehensive account of the psychopathology, clinical assessment, and treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. It emphasizes functional assessment and modern psychological treatment and rehabilitation methods, which continue to be under-used despite overwhelming evidence that they improve outcomes. The compact and easy-to-read text provides both experienced practitioners and students with an evidence-based guide incorporating the major developments of the last decade: the new diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5, introducing the schizophrenia spectrum and neurodevelopmental disorders, the further evolution of recovery as central to treatment and rehabilitation, advances in understanding the psychopathology of schizophrenia, and the proliferation of psychological and psychosocial modalities for treatment and rehabilitation.

Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health: Evidence for Best Practice


Author: Marilyn Richardson-Tench,Patricia Nicholson,Beverley Taylor,Stephen Kermode
Publisher: Cengage AU
ISBN: 0170398560
Category:
Page: N.A
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Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health provides students with the theory to understanding research frameworks in nursing and allied health. Using practical examples, this text applies the theory to practice in a number of updated cases that reflect students across the nursing, midwifery and allied health areas. The research framework introduced in the book has three different intersecting purposes: (i) to show students how to critically appraise existing research (ii) to show students how the results of research can be used in clinical practice to inform patient care (iii) to conduct their own research. The sixth edition includes more content than ever before linking research to evidence-based practice, helpfully sign posted throughout the text in new evidence-based practice boxes. Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health supports instructors as they guide new nursing researchers through the entire research process in a practical and easy to read step-by-step guide. The new four-colour design will be a welcome addition to Cengage’s suite of Nursing texts, as well as new CourseMate Express website and Search Me! Nursing, giving students unique access to current journals and news articles specific to nursing and health research.

Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals


Author: Janet Barker,Paul Linsley,Ros Kane
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968291
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.

Continuing Medical Education

A Primer
Author: Adrienne B. Rosof
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275940096
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 233
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This second edition is divided into six parts, the first introduces the subject, looking at it in terms of its history, current condition, and the major role played in its conduct by the voluntary accreditation system. The second section discusses, with suitable theoretical underpinnings, the principles of adult education and how they apply practically to CME.