Achieving Evidence-Based Practice

A Handbook for Practitioners


  • Susan Hamer, BA, MA, RGN, FETC(Dist), NDNCert, Programme Director and Coordinator, Centre for the Development of Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Leeds, UK
  • Gill Collinson, RGN, BSc, MA, AdvDipTherapeuticCounselling&ManagementChange, Programme Director, Centre for the Development of Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Leeds; Development Consultant, GC Consulting, Leeds, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. 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.
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All undergraduate diploma and degree level students in the healthcare professions and qualified practitioners taking postgraduate courses which include a research component


Book information

  • Published: November 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2776-5

Table of Contents

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.
Section 3 Reflecting upon the evidence.
Personal change.
Organisational change.
Ethical change.