Evidence-based practice

Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2007) Evidence-based practice. In: Professional perspectives in health care. Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9781403990587, 9781403990581

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Abstract

It may come as something of a surprise to many of our patients that the advice we give and that they receive from us as practitioners is not based on the best available evidence - or indeed for that matter on any evidence at all. It may be even more of a revelation that there is a body of opinion that decries even the notion of evidence based practice.

Evidence based practice is the accessing, appraisal and application of appropriate best evidence applied with professional expertise and experience, having due consideration for patient preference and modified in light of local contextual factors, by healthcare practitioners to the management of patient, population and organisational problems presented in their professional practice.

This chapter discusses the concept of evidence-based practice in greater detail.

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Additional Information:It may come as something of a surprise to many of our patients that the advice we give and that they receive from us as practitioners is not based on the best available evidence - or indeed for that matter on any evidence at all. It may be even more of a revelation that there is a body of opinion that decries even the notion of evidence based practice. Evidence based practice is the accessing, appraisal and application of appropriate best evidence applied with professional expertise and experience, having due consideration for patient preference and modified in light of local contextual factors, by healthcare practitioners to the management of patient, population and organisational problems presented in their professional practice. This chapter discusses the concept of evidence-based practice in greater detail.
Keywords:Evidence-based practice, health care
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:5181
Deposited By: Niro Siriwardena
Deposited On:05 May 2012 13:00
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:07

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