evidence-based practice

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the exercise of a profession.
collaborative practice communication, sharing, and problem solving between the physician and nurse as peers; this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for patient care.
differentiated practice the use of nursing staff in an acute care setting according to their expertise and qualifications.
evidence-based practice provision of health care that incorporates the most current and valid research results.
family practice the medical specialty of a family physician, concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. Called also family medicine.
general practice old term for comprehensive medical care regardless of age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.
nursing practice see nursing practice.

evidence-based practice

the practice of health care in which the practitioner systematically finds, appraises, and uses the most current and valid research findings as the basis for clinical decisions. The term is sometimes used to denote evidence-based medicine specifically but can also include other specialties, such as evidence-based nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry.

evidence-based practice

The practice of medicine based on information gathered by a systematic and critical review of published literature. Evidence-based practice promotes decision-making that reflects best-available information, rather than clinical experience and perceptions of therapeutic efficacy, which can be inaccurate.

ev·i·dence-based prac·tice

(ev'i-dĕns-bāst prak'tis)
The formulation of treatment decisions by using the best available research evidence and integrating this evidence with the practitioner's skill and experience.
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As the main outputs of evidence-informed practice, systematic literature reviews (that is, not to be confounded with traditional narrative literature reviews) are now routinely produced by researchers in non-health policy sectors.
In sections on overview, issues in the classroom, and education debates, they address such topics as evidence-informed practice as an effective approach to teacher development, developing reading and decoding in the modern foreign languages classroom, whether cultural awareness can and should be taught, creative practice in the languages classroom, and whether the time has come for content and language integrated learning.
Her conception of evidence-informed practice (EIP) embraces a range of research methodologies that can "provide a richly contextualized analysis of social phenomena through practices such as sustained engagement and use of multiple methods--including direct observations, in-depth interviewing, and record reviews--[and] may be seen as the gold standard within this tradition" [italics added] (Haight, 2010, p.
This textbook guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis and assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths, concern for the worth and dignity of individuals, appreciation of environmental influences on behavior, and commitment to evidence-informed practice.
This shift in the research focus from exploratory studies to structured reviews of the literature led to an increased focus on evidence-informed practice at both the direct service and management levels of the organization.
There has been much discussion around what evidence-based or evidence-informed practice is, and how it should be used by healthcare professionals.
He has collaborated with and led peers and senior nursing leadership in an endeavor to update and integrate models for both patient care delivery and evidence-informed practice.
Such questions illustrate the close connection between critical thinking and evidence-informed practice.
There is a chapter on assessment, mental health symptoms, neurodevelopmental, genetic, and medical issues, psychosocial issues, psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy, and a concluding chapter on complementary interventions and evidence-informed practice.
Broadly conceived, evidence-informed practice is the use of current empirical evidence in making practice and policy decisions.
In order to be able to continue to provide safe and quality nursing care, the registered nurse must continue to apply sound evaluation skills, best judgment based on evidence-informed practice, and must more than before exercise a leadership capacity.
Section 4 focuses on participatory, multi-professional partnerships for implementing evidence-informed practice.