evidence-based practice


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practice

 [prak´tis]
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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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 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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Members of the field should give some consideration as to how evidence-based practice can be enhanced along with the conduct and publication of applied research and development.
Although evidence-based practice does not call for practitioners to ignore the wishes of clients, it is feared that the focus on outcomes research would lead practitioners to overzealously "pushing" certain approaches.
Despite psychology's early interest in the area of research-supported techniques, the formal inquiry into evidence-based practice was not proposed until the latter part of the 20th century by the field of medicine.
Nurses' use of evidence-based practice in clinical practice after attending a formal evidence-based practice course.
The establishment of evidence-based practice competencies for practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses in real-world clinical settings: Proficiencies to improve healthcare quality, reliability, patient outcomes, and costs.
To further advance research and evidence-based practice, a LOE ranking was added to the research summary for each research article published.
Evidence-based practice brings together research, a clinician's expertise, and patient preferences and values to drive the best care and outcomes.
I also would like to have seen a discussion of the ways in which the evidence-based practice process and research-supported treatments can be complementary, especially when the practitioner is using well-established and trusted resources, such as the Campbell or Cochrane Collaborations.
The students said they initially did not see the need to learn about evidence-based practice because they were more concerned with learning patientcare skills, but that later they came to appreciate EBP.
Educating nursing students in evidence-based practice (EBP) and getting evidence into practice are essential in health care.
We have all heard the term "evidence-based practice" (EBP), but some practitioners still question what all the fuss is about.
The use of single-subject research to identify evidence-based practice in special education.

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