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.
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