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A beginner's guide to evidence-based practice in health and social care

Aveyard, Helen. ;Sharp, Pam.

Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education 2013

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  • Title:
    A beginner's guide to evidence-based practice in health and social care
  • Author/Creator: Aveyard, Helen.
  • Sharp, Pam.
  • Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (203 p.).
  • Subjects: Methods; Research; Health Occupations; Health Services; Sociology; Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services; Investigative Techniques; Disciplines and Occupations; Social Sciences; Science; Health Care; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena; Natural Science Disciplines; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Evidence-Based Practice; Social Work; Research Design
  • Description: The best-selling book provides a simple introduction to evidence-based practice in the field of health and social care.
  • Notes: English.
    Description based upon print version of record.
  • Contents: A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care; Half Title; A Beginner's Guideto Evidence-BasedPractice in Healthand Social Care; Praise for this book; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Aim of this book; Examples; How to get the most from this book; Use the symbols; 1 What is evidence-basedpractice?; Have clear reasons for your practice decisions and your care; Defining evidence-based practice; Exploring the components of evidence-based practice; What are the consequences of not taking an evidence-based approach?; What does evidence-based practice mean to me?
    In summaryKey points; 2 Where did evidencebased practice come from?; Moving from tradition and ritual towards an evidence-based approach; The developing research culture; The on-going information revolution; Why is there so much information available?; So how does this 'information revolution' affect me?; In summary; Key points; 3 Using evidence in your decision making and to answer practical questions; Evidence and decision making; The consequences and implications of your decision; What types of evidence do we need to make different decisions?; What kind of evidence is available?
    Finding the right type of research evidence for your decision or questionResearch that is directly applicable or highly relevant; Research that has not been conducted in your particular setting or with your patient or client group; What other 'evidence' is there out there?; In summary; Key points; 4 What are the different types of research and how do they help us answer different questions?; How do I recognize research?; Systematic reviews and good quality literature reviews; Quantitative research; Experimental and non-experimental quantitative research; Qualitative studies
    Different approaches to qualitative researchWhich type of research is best?; What does the term 'hierarchy of evidence' mean?; What about using secondary sources?; Use of policy and guidelines; Non-research-based evidence; In summary; Key points; 5 How do I find relevant evidence to support my practice and learning?; Focussing the topic and refining the question; Focussing and structuring your question using PICOT (or PICO); Searching for relevant evidence; The importance of a comprehensive approach to searching for literature; How to develop an effective search strategy; In summary
    Key points6 How do I know if the evidence is convincing and useful?; What is critical appraisal?; The importance of critical appraisal; Defining the terms used in judging the quality of research; Getting started with critical appraisal; Getting to know your literature; General critical appraisal tools; Specific critical appraisal tools; Key questions to ask when reviewing different types of evidence; Key questions to ask of review articles and good quality literature reviews; Key questions to ask of quantitative studies; Key questions to ask of qualitative studies
    Key questions to ask of professional and clinical guidance and policy
  • OCLC Number: 850161161
  • Identifier: ISBN0335246737