Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions, 2nd Edition

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by Tammy Hoffmann BOccThy(Hons) PhD (Author), Sally Bennett BOccThy(Hons) PhD (Author), Christopher Del Mar BSc MA MB BChir MD FRACGP FAFPHMBSc MA MB BChir MD FRACGP FAFPHM (Author)

An expanded and revised new edition of the respected evidence-based practice (EBP) foundation text.

Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions, 2nd Edition provides health professions students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become evidence-based clinicians.

Years after its 2009 publication, Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions remains one of the few truly multidisciplinary evidence-based practice textbooks meeting the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in inter-professional courses.

Fully revised and expanded, the second edition of this key health textbook picks up where the first left off: demystifying the practice of finding and using evidence to inform decision-making across a range of professions and roles within the healthcare sector.

Evidence-based Practice across the Health Professions, 2nd Edition covers an additional three health disciplines – now totalling 12 – and features a new chapter on the important role of organisations in promoting evidence-based practice. Additional new content includes a greater emphasis on reflection, new clinical scenarios and additional examples of systematic reviews.

The authors’ focused, user-friendly approach helps students understand the importance and implications of evidence-based practice, and addresses the growing importance of collaborative practice and the reality of multidisciplinary health teams in the overall healthcare environment.

  • Worked examples of a wide range of case scenarios and appraised papers (some are discipline-specific and others are multidisciplinary).
  • Designed to be used by students from a wide range of health professions, thus facilitating the student’s ability to understand the needs of multi-disciplinary health-care teams in a real-life setting.
  • Includes a detailed chapter on implementing evidence into practice and other topics that are not typically addressed in other texts, such as a chapter about how to communicate evidence to clients and another that discusses the role of clinical reasoning in evidence-based practice.
  • Summary points at the end of each chapter.
  • Supported by an Evolve resource package that contains revision questions that utilize a range of question formats.
  • Three new health disciplines covered – human movement & exercise science, pharmacy and paramedicine – with new clinical scenarios.
  • New chapter – Embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical care.
  • Elsevier’s Evolve – an expanded suite of online assets to provide additional teaching and student resources.
  • New examples of appraising and using systematic reviews of qualitative evidence (meta-synthesis)
  • Nine new contributors including paramedicine, CAMS, qualitative EBP and nursing.
  • New larger format and internal design.

This book will provide the reader with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to be an evidence-based clinician and to understand the implications of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the overall healthcare environment. The book will contain two parts. Part 1 provides the EBP content that is generic to most health professions. The Part 2 provides information about the EBP-related issues that are specific to each health profession and to multidisciplinary teams. Part 1 will cover all of the key steps in the EBP process, such as formulating clinical questions, knowing what type of evidence is appropriate for various clinical questions, finding evidence effectively, appraising the various types of evidence, and making sense of the results sections of papers. It will also include a chapter on research translation and implementing EBP and other topics not typically addressed in other texts, such as how to communicate evidence to clients and other stakeholders, and the importance of clinical reasoning in EBP.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (September 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0729541355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0729541350

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