A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care (2nd Revised edition)

A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care (2nd Revised edition)

By: Helen Aveyard (author), Pam Sharp (author)Paperback

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Have you heard of 'evidence based practice' but don't know what it means? Are you having trouble relating evidence to your practice? This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence based practice is or how to relate it to practice. This accessible book presents the topic in a simple, easy to understand way, enabling those unfamiliar with evidence based practice to apply the concept to their practice and learning. Using everyday language, this book provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence based practice and how to apply it. This new edition features: Additional material on literature reviews and searching for literature Even more examples for health and social care practice Extra material on qualitative research and evidence based practice Expanded section on hierarchies of evidence and how to use them A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is key reading for everyone involved in looking at and applying evidence - students, practice educators, mentors and practising health and social care professionals.

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About Author

Helen Aveyard is Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and author of best selling book Doing a Literature Review in Health & Social Care which has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide since publication in 2007. She is also co-author of A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care which was highly commended in the Health and Social Care category of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. Pam Sharp is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. She is also co-author of A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care.

Contents

Introduction What is evidence based practice? Where did evidence based practice come from? Using evidence in your decision making and to answer practical questions What are the different types of research and how do they help us answer different questions? How do I find relevant evidence to support my practice and learning? How do I know if the evidence is convincing and useful? How to implement evidence based practice Glossary References Appendix: Useful websites

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780335246724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780335246724
  • weight: 850
  • ISBN10: 0335246729
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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