A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and by Helen Aveyard

By Helen Aveyard

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content material: entrance disguise; Halftitle web page; name web page; Copyright web page; Contents; Acknowledgements; creation; objective; Examples; the best way to get the main from this e-book; Use the symbols; 1 what's facts dependent practice?; 2 the improvement of facts dependent perform; three whilst can we have to use facts and what proof will we need?; four What are the different sorts of analysis? How do those types of proof aid us solution diversified questions?; five How do i locate the facts to help my perform and learning?; 6 How do i do know if the facts is convincing and beneficial? 7 tips on how to use and enforce facts on your perform and learningGlossary; References; Appendix: invaluable web content; Index; again cover.

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However, unfortunately it is not as straightforward as this. In 1992, in a controversial statement, Smith (1991) argued that around only 10–20% of medical interventions had evidence that they provided a positive effect on patient/client health. This assertion caused much outcry and since then medical practitioners have taken up the challenge to disprove this claim (Ellis et al. 1995; Gill et al. 1996) and to demonstrate that much more of their practice is based on evidence. We have not yet found any such studies of other professional groups, so the extent to which practice within health and social care is based on evidence of effectiveness is unknown.

In fact there was no evidence that this would be the case and as a result thousands and thousands of babies became infected with blood borne infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). From these examples, you can see that absence of an appropriate evidence base led to practices that we would now consider very harmful. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONS 21 Let’s consider a less serious example – that of adding salt to the bathwater of patient/clients with wounds, or rubbing the area surrounding a pressure sore to increase the blood flow and hence the rate of healing.

2 The dramatic rise in the quantity, quality and availability of information has led to the need to incorporate this information into daily practice. 3 Use of good quality, up-to-date evidence is expected by our patient/clients and we are accountable for ensuring we use it. 3 When do we need to use evidence and what evidence do we need? Where to start – when do we need to use evidence? • Considering risk and benefit • Decision making and using evidence • Different decisions need different evidence • How does evidence assist in decision making?

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