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Evidence Based Practice   Tags: ebm, ebp, evidence based medicine, evidence based practice  

This guide highlights principles and resources used in Evidence Based Practice for both medicine and nursing.
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Why EBP?

"Unfortunately, there is a large though variable gap between what we know from research and what we do in clinical practice.  Because so much research is published - some valid and some invalid - clinicians understandably are unaware of most of it, or do not have the 'tools' to assess its quality.  Researchers, on the other hand, may not understand the information needs of clinicians and often present their work in a way that is not easily accessible to busy practitioners.  In 1972, British epidemiologist Archie Cochrane highlighted the fact that most treament-related decisions were not based on a systematic review of clinical research.  Rather, they were based on an ad hoc selection of information from the vast and variable quality scientific literature, on expert opinion or, worst of all, on trial and error."

Excerpt from Evidence-Based Practice Workbook, 2nd ed. by Paul Glasziou, Chris Del Mar and Janet Salisbury.  Blackwell, 2007.


EBP and EBN Books at Rush Library

Great resources in the I-Share catalog!

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Evidence-Based Medicine - Sharon E. Straus; Paul Glasziou; W. Scott Richardson; R. Brian Haynes
Call Number: WB 102.5 E933 2011
ISBN: 9780702031274
Publication Date: 2010-12-03

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare - Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk; Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Call Number: WY 100.7 M526e 2011
ISBN: 9781605477787
Publication Date: 2010-06-02

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Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice - Maryann Godshall
Call Number: WB 102.5 G589f 2010
ISBN: 9780826105677
Publication Date: 2009-12-01

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How to Read a Paper - Trisha Greenhalgh
Call Number: WB 102.5 G813h 2010
ISBN: 9781444334364
Publication Date: 2010-06-01

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Evidence-Based Practice - Martin Dawes
Call Number: WB 102 E23 2005
ISBN: 044307299X
Publication Date: 2005-03-08

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Evidence-Based Practice - Chris Del Mar; Paul P. Glasziou; Janet Salisbury
Call Number: WB 102.5 E936 2007
ISBN: 1405167289
Publication Date: 2007-08-27

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Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals - Bernadette Howlett; Teresa Gabiola Shelton; Ellen Rogo
Call Number: WB 102.5 E937 2014
ISBN: 1449652778
Publication Date: 2013-02-06

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - Harriet et al Feldman
Call Number: WY 18 T2516 2006
ISBN: 0826131557
Publication Date: 2006-01-01

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