How to Write a Guideline from Start to Finish: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Bowker, Richard


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  • ISBN: 9780443100352
  • Author: Bowker, Richard
  • Publ Date: 2007-12-28
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  • Pages: 192
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 250282

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1. Introduction, M. Atkinson Chapter 2. Developing a National Guideline, T. Stephenson Chapter 3. Developing Local Guidelines, M. Atkinson Chapter 4. Getting started - or Working Back to Front, R. Bowker Chapter 5. Forming Clinical Questions, R. Bowker Chapter 6. Searching for Evidence, R.Bowker Chapter 7. Critical Appraisal and Building Evidence Tables, R. Bowker Chapter 8. Consensus Processes, K. Armon Chapter 9. The Delphi Consensus Process, K. Armon Chapter 10. Health Economics, H.-R. Douglas Chapter 11. Making Recommendations, M. Lakhanpaul Chapter 12. The Audit Package, R. MacFaul Chapter 13. Appraisal, R. Bowker Chapter 14. Dissemination and Implementation - or Getting the Message Across, M. Lakhanpaul Chapter 15. Legal Issues, R. Bowker Appendix 1: The AGREE Appraisal Instrument Appendix 2: Care Pathways Index


Guidelines are an integral part of modern health care systems and are used and developed by all health care professionals such as doctors, nurses and therapists. This book will provide a handbook for health professionals on the process of Guidelines preparation and implementation - from start to finish. It will include many real-life examples of each step in the process as illustrated from existing Guidelines. Information will be provided on how to access the extensive literature that is available throughout the world by inclusion of a comprehensive list of important sites - an extremely valuable and time-saving resource.This handbook will become essential reading for all health professionals, whether they are involved in using or developing guidelines, e.g. doctors, nurses, therapists, practice nurses - or for allied health professionals - audit clerks, clinical directors, hospital managers and audit departments - who need an easy-to-read and refer to guide to all aspects of Guidelines.


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