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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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 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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* Focus on integrating research into policy to facilitate evidence-informed practice in the health care system
It outlines the BIA's duties, responsibilities, and powers, how the role is regarded, and the impact of significant case law since its implementation; the values and challenges of the role and contributions made by social work, nursing, and occupational therapy to the role; the practical skills and knowledge required for working with individuals and their families, friends, and carers, as well as other roles; making Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards decisions; evidence-informed practice; ethical dilemmas; recording; continuing professional development; and the future of the BIA role.
Since the launch of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) in 2013, and with the invaluable support of national and provincial associations and CCGI stakeholders, much progress has been made towards the uptake of evidence-informed practice and the use of best practices.
Thus, they use the term evidence-informed practice. Therapists who provide evidence-informed practice believe that scientific evidence is important, and while it does need to be considered, it is not the only consideration.
The book seeks to reflect current trends and critical emphases that are shaping policy, practice and research within school social work, such as Common Core standards, cultural competency, evidence-informed practice and the three-tiered model of intervention.
As for any evidence-informed practice, natural medicine practitioners must be able to:
The Cochrane Corner in the SAMJ: Summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews for evidence-informed practice. S Afr Med J 2015;105(7):548.
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.
As I began thumbing through, however, I was struck by the evolution of the older material, the substantial additions made, and the explicit instructions on how to successfully use the principles of evidence-informed practice. Like rediscovering an old friend after many years and having a long and meaningful discussion, I found myself rereading the book and making a list of people I thought would benefit from its pages.
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.
Rycroft-Malone J 2008 Evidence-informed practice: from individual to context Journal of Nursing Management 16 (4) 404-8
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. The authors explore 14 major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.