This book provides a practical introduction to and overview of the development and implementation of evidence-based practice. It focuses on how to look for and appraise the available evidence, how to apply the evidence using a variety of approaches and in different organisational contexts, and how to understand different dimensions of personal and organisational change and its ethical components.
Numerous examples from practice and case studies clarify theory
Very readable writing style and user-friendly format with checklists of key issues
Opportunities for reflective learning
Update on current policy and regulatory frameworks
Role of clinical governance in evidence-based practice considered.
Section 1. Looking for the evidence. Evidence-based practice. Types of evidence. Systematic reviews. Information sourcing. Section 2. Applying the evidence. Clinical effectiveness. Development of practice. Audit. Section 3 Reflecting upon the evidence. Personal change. Organisational change. Ethical change.