This long-standing textbook provides a clear overview of evidence-based practice. It explores the basic prinicples of knowledge, evidence and decision making and guides students through the process of crtitquing and using evidence in their day-to-day practice. The 5th edition has been updated to reflect contemporary approaches, drawing from lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic and includes a new chapter explaining the difference between evaluation, audit and research.
- case studies, activities and end of chapter crossword puzzles help students consolidate their understanding
- provides a collection of practical appraisal tools and templates to use when reviewing differnet sources of research
- extensive glossary providing clear definitions of key terminology
Part I: Introducing Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Evidence-based Practice?
Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge, Evidence and Ethical Approval
Chapter 3: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making
Chapter 4: Finding the Evidence
Conclusion to Part I
Chapter 5: What is Critical Appraisal?
Chapter 6: Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research
Chapter 7: Critical Appraisal and Qualitative Research
Chapter 8: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based
Conclusion to Part II
Part III: Making Changes
Chapter 9: Evaluation, Audit and Research
Chapter 10: Evidence into Practice: Practice Development, Improvement and Innovation
Chapter 11: Clinical Academic Careers
Conclusion to Part III
Part II: Critiquing the Evidence