Achieving Evidence Based Practice: A Handbook for Practitioners

Author: Susan Hamer


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  • ISBN: 9780702027765
  • Author: Susan Hamer
  • Publ Date: 2005-11-17
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: MOSBY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6823

Table of Contents :

Section 1. Looking for the evidence. Evidence-based practice. Types of evidence. Systematic reviews. Information sourcing. Section 2. Applying the evidence. Clinical effectiveness. Development of practice. Audit. Section 3 Reflecting upon the evidence. Personal change. Organisational change. Ethical change.


This book provides a practical introduction to and overview of the development and implementation of evidence-based practice. It focuses on how to look for and appraise the available evidence, how to apply the evidence using a variety of approaches and in different organisational contexts, and how to understand different dimensions of personal and organisational change and its ethical components.


"This is a welcome updated version of a key handbook... This book is easy to read and well structured. Each chapter starts with a 'key issues' box, and the text is interspersed with tabls, diagrams and is a useful book to ahve around." Nursing Standard Vol 20 No 33.


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