Finding the Evidence for Practice

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Author: Alison Brettle,Maria J. Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443074509

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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Practical and easy-to-use, this text effectively introduces different sources of information and how to use them. Its unique format is meant to increase the user's awareness of available health-related references and to help the user understand techniques involved in undertaking a literature search. Such knowledge aids in demystifying the jargon associated with computer-based research and helps readers carry out searches efficiently and effectively. The material in this text, including exercises, tips, and questions, is practical, helping the user with issues they actually need help with. Generous number of illustrations helps to shed light on the more difficult topics. Content meets an important need in an efficient way, so that practitioners do not have to spend a lot of time reading about it. Information provided directly relates the health care practice. Authors are active researchers, so they are well aware of the common problems and commonly asked questions.

Interprofessional Evidence-based Practice

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Author: Penelope Moyers,Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630910990

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 272

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Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals promotes active, team learning of interprofessional evidence-based practice (EBP).

Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Allen Rubin,Jennifer Bellamy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823880X

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, and generous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading and using this book is a must." —Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helping professions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice instead shows readers how to understand the literature.... [The] generous use of humor and the inclusion of simple, practice-relevant examples make this book a pleasure to read." —Aron Shlonsky, PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto "I particularly like the integration of research methods and EBP; this is the book's major innovation in my mind as it allows readers to see the connections between research and practice. [The book] also succeeds by taking very complex EBP principles and explaining them in practical terms." —Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver Hands-on guidance for research-informed practice and practice-informed research Now in a second edition, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice offers a clinician-oriented approach to appraising and using research as part of the EBP process. This accessible guide presents essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into EBP endeavors to determine which interventions, policies, and assessment tools are supported by the best evidence. It introduces: Increased attention to macro-level EBP questions and studies New discussion on defining EBP, including the addition of a transdisciplinary model of EBP More detailed guidance on EBP question formulation and conducting Internet searches, including the PICO framework New content on multivariate designs, including propensity score matching, and on mixed-model and mixed-methods studies

Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care

Author: Jennifer Peat,Belinda Barton,Elizabeth Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444300504

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This concise, easy to understand and learner-friendly book invites the readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medical statistical concepts that are frequently used in health care research and evidence-based practice worldwide. Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results. A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.

Bringing Evidence Into Everyday Practice

Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Winnie Dunn

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556428210

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Evidence-based research and decision making are increasingly in demand in professional practice. Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals is a unique workbook that offers students and professionals efficient strategies for translating evidence into everyday practices. Dr. Winnie Dunn has designed Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice to be used as a step-by-step resource for students and professionals on how to understand and use evidence available in research and how to build solid decision-making patterns that will support professional practice. Features: • Step by step directions for understanding and using literature to craft evidence-based plans in professional practice • Exercises that provide practice on how to properly read research articles • Activities to prepare students and clinicians on how to synthesize information across similar articles • Applications that will teach how to understand methods and results • Opportunities for reflecting in action about one's own current practices and how to refine them With a vast amount of resources available today, it is critical for both the novice and experienced practitioner to use effective tactics. By following the specific steps inside Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice, a student, professional, interdisciplinary team, or study group can learn how to derive meaning from research articles in a more efficient way and then use the information to make informed decisions in everyday practice. Written in a user-friendly format, this text provides over twenty research articles and worksheets in a side-by-side layout as a convenient method for interpreting research. Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals is the only text that can both act as a companion workbook to literature and also encompass volumes of research within one text.

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions

Author: Sandra Davidson,Daniel Weberg,Tim Porter-O'Grady,Kathy Malloch

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284118096

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the core competencies and behaviors required to be an innovative leader. This text fulfills the market need for an advanced practice resource focused on how to address new and emerging sources of evidence-based practice that can inform, translate and scale the complexity of leading innovation in healthcare organizations. Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions takes a patient-centered approach, discusses the perspectives on the dynamic of innovation and evidence as well as emerging competencies for leaders of healthcare innovation. To address the core competencies the text is expertly organized into four sections: I. Addresses the current landscape of evidence in innovation II. Examines new sources of evidence including technology and big data III. Discusses strategies for measuring innovation at a variety of system levels IV. Provides strategies to synthesize and disseminate evidence to advance innovation in healthcare. Key Features: • Teaches students how to mine and manage large data sets • Connects the idea of evidence-based practice to leadership practice • Addresses the gap in the knowledge base around research

Evidence-Based Practice Workbook

Author: Paul P. Glasziou,Chris Del Mar,Janet Salisbury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766050

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in: asking clinical questions searching for answers discriminating good from poor information and research using the answers to make clinical decisions. This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.

Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery

Author: Elizabeth R. Cluett,Rosalind Bluff

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101949

Category: Medical

Page: 293

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Written by authors with clinical and research experience, this book is intended for midwives and student midwives participating in Diploma, Advanced Diploma and first level degree programmes. It aims to increase research awareness and develop the skills of critical appraisal of research evidence that are essential to evidence based practice.

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Author: David L. Katz

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469887207

Category: Medical

Page: 760

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Written by one of America's foremost authorities in preventive medicine, Nutrition in Clinical Practice is the practical, comprehensive, evidence-based reference that all clinicians need to offer patients effective, appropriate dietary counseling. Each chapter concludes with concise guidelines for counseling and treatment, based on consensus and the weight of evidence. Appendices include clinically relevant formulas, nutrient data tables, patient-specific meal planners, and print and Web-based resources for clinicians and patients. Enhanced coverage of probiotics, health effects of soy, and other topics Information derived from a rigorous analysis of the published literature New chapter on food processing New chapter on functional foods New chapter on nutritional profiling systems Short chapters written for the busy clinician who needs actionable information

Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Author: MyoungJin Kim,Caroline Mallory

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284088375

Category: Medical

Page: 414

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Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition presents statistics in a readable, user-friendly manner for both graduate students and the professional nurse.

Statistics for Nursing Research

A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Daisha J. Cipher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323376614

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Understand the statistical methods used in nursing research articles! Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition helps you interpret and analyze the statistical data found in health sciences research articles. Practical exercises show how to critically appraise sampling and measurement techniques, evaluate results, and conduct a power analysis for a study. Written by nursing statistics experts Susan Grove and Daisha Cipher, this is the only statistics workbook for nursing to include research examples from both nursing and medical literature for a complete perspective on health sciences research. Comprehensive coverage includes exercises that address all common techniques of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis that you are likely to see in nursing and medical literature. A literature-based approach incorporates a relevant research article into each exercise/chapter, with key excerpts. 45 sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis exercises provide a practical review of both basic and advanced techniques, and prepare you to apply statistics to nursing practice. Consistent format for all chapters facilitates quick review and easier learning, covering the statistical technique in review, results from a research article, and study questions. Study questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to clinical practice. Questions to Be Graded in each chapter may be completed and submitted online, to assess your mastery of key statistical techniques. A concise index makes it easy to locate information quickly. NEW examples show the latest, high-quality research studies. NEW! Expanded coverage helps undergraduate students apply the information learned in statistics and research courses, serves as a refresher/review for graduate students, and also helps in critically appraising studies to determine whether their findings may be used in evidence-based practice. NEW! Understanding Statistical Methods section includes exercises to help in understanding the levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio) and in appraising the samples and measurement methods in studies. NEW! Conducting and Interpreting Statistical Analyses section includes exercises to help in understanding the power analysis and how to conduct a power analysis for a study, showing how to determine the most appropriate statistical method(s) for analyzing data for a class project, for a clinical agency project, or for an actual research study. NEW! Answers to study questions are located in the back of the book.

Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention

Author: Katie A. Witkiewitz,G. Alan Marlatt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080471044

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Describes the evidence-based approaches to preventing relapse of major mental and substance-related disorders. Therapist's Guide to Evidence-based Relapse Prevention combines the theoretical rationale, empirical data, and the practical "how-to" for intervention programs. The first section will serve to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse and provide a general introduction to relapse prevention techniques. While Section II will focus on specific problem areas, Section III will focus on diverse populations and treatment settings. Incorporates theoretical and empirical support Provides step-by-step strategies for implementing relapse prevention techniques Includes case studies that describe application of relapse prevention techniques

Evidence-based Practice for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide with Integrated Multimedia

Author: Leonard E. Gibbs

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534539238

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Practitioners in the helping professions make life-affecting judgements and decisions. This new integrated learning package seeks to improve practice reasoning through principles of logical thinking and evidence-based practice. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS gives students access to a robust companion Web site, linked to the best databases of use across all the helping professions. Also accompanying this book is a CD-ROM that contains three enactments of evidence-based practice: one of a hospital team, one of a courtroom testimony, and one of a school's individual education plan team meeting. Through viewing the videos on the CD-ROM and completing the interactive assignments, students will learn how to integrate practice and research.

Statistics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals

Author: Manfred Stommel, PhD,Katherine J. Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198252

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This comprehensive, graduate-level text for advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals provides state-of-the-art tools that facilitate the reading and interpretation of clinical research articles that use increasingly complex statistical techniques. It addresses clinically relevant topics in biostatistics beyond the usual introduction to linear models, such as survival analysis and evaluation of screening tests. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying logic of statistical inference and statistical models to support correct interpretation and effective translation into practice. It promotes appropriate statistical method selection for conducting translational research. With a focus on disseminating information in easily understandable language, the text addresses basic statistical reasoning and four different classes of statistical models. The appendix provides refreshers on the algebraic underpinnings of statistics. More complex algebraic derivations are highlighted in boxes throughout the text chapters. The text explains how to work with the exponential expressions and logarithms necessary for the interpretation of logistic and hazard regression models and features clear explanations of more sophisticated statistical models, inference, and analyses. Chapters include examples from current research and multiple exercises designed to reinforce learning. Key Features: End-of-chapter exercises include both problems of interpretation and numerical problems that can be solved via hand calculations. For instructors and students interested in practical data analysis, data sets and practice problems are available from Springer Publishing Companyís website with instructions in SPSS, STATA, and SAS formats. At the end of each chapter is a ìLiterature Applicationî text box with interpretation questions about a recent research article that highlights the statistical model discussed in the chapter. Throughout the book, text boxes highlight the most important algebraic formulas useful in interpreting statistical methods. A chapter on data management practices and ethical issues of privacy maintenance is included. Nine appendices provide tables of major probability distributions, for example, normal, t- and F-distributions, and algebraic derivations of some of the most important results in statistics.

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN ACTION

COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIES, TOOLS, AND TIPS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Author: Laura Cullen,Kirsten Hanrahan,Michele Farrington,Jennifer DeBerg,Sharon Tucker,Charmaine Kleiber

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1940446937

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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One of the biggest challenges of evidence-based practice (EBP) is translating knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. Failure to execute EBP well is rarely due to a lack of information, understanding, or experience; rather, it comes down to the lack of tools and practicality of implementing EBP into nursing care. Evidence-Based Practice in Action is a unique, application-oriented EBP toolkit that follows the steps of the newly modified Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a detailed plan to guide nurses and healthcare leaders in promoting EBP adoption and implementation. This practical, easy-to-use guide directs healthcare leaders through preparing, implementing, and evaluating EBP and provides tools for topic selection, literature searches, research and evidence review, implementation, and evaluation. The authors provide comprehensive building blocks along with strategies, tools, and tips to guide individuals and teams who make the important day-to-day decisions that ultimately affect patient outcomes.

The Practice of Nursing Research

Conduct, Critique and Utilization

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove,Dorothy J. Stuppy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780721630571

Category: Nursing

Page: 848

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This instuctor's manual accompanies third edition providing step-by-step guidance for critiquing, using and conducting quantitative and qualitative nursing research, with an aim to help the reader make informed choices about their approach to research. Information is included on phenomemologial research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, historical research, philosophical inquiry and critical social theory.

Experiencing CBT from the Inside Out

A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists

Author: James Bennett-Levy,Richard Thwaites,Beverly Haarhoff,Helen Perry

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518893

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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Engaging and authoritative, this unique workbook enables therapists and students to build technical savvy in contemporary CBT interventions while deepening their self-awareness and therapeutic relationship skills. Self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), an evidence-based training strategy, is presented in 12 carefully sequenced modules. Therapists are guided to enhance their skills by identifying, formulating, and addressing a professional or personal problem using CBT, and reflecting on the experience. The book's large-size format makes it easy to use the 34 reproducible worksheets and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Volume Three

Author: Mr Alan Brine

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140948596X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

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Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best practice for staff training and development in library and information work. This handbook addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments that are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement. The Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff and line managers as well as providing a crucial insight into the information profession for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053333

Category: Medical

Page: 676

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This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.