Description : Evidence-Based Healthcare in Context critically examines questions about what constitutes 'evidence' and 'effectiveness' from perspectives outside medicine, including those of patients, complementary medicine and midwifery. It focuses on the application of contemporary theoretical debates around the nature of medical and health knowledge, providing readers with a series of critical analyses of the production, application and translation of 'evidence' in a range of healthcare contexts.
Description : The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with SigmaTheta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementingevidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery and mirrors theremit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassingclinical practice, administration, research and public policy. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice providesinsights into the key contextual issues to be considered in theimplementation and assessment of evidence-based practice.Increasingly, implementation research is demonstrating that forevidence to be successfully implemented into practice, the contextof practice needs to be considered. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice addressesprofessional, educational, and organizational contextual issuesthat impact on the implementation of evidence into practice and thebringing about of practice change. Practical strategies that havebeen used effectively to overcome these contextual issues in arange of healthcare settings are identified. Specific contextualissues in different care settings are also addressed e.g. acutecare, primary health care, peri-operative settings, paediatrics,aged care, mental health, midwifery. Each chapter is written by an internationally known andrespected author, with experience of developing or reviewingcontextual strategies that have an impact on the implementation andutilisation of research in practice. They explore how gaining abetter understanding of context made a difference to theimplementation process or outcome and address the potential totransfer different approaches to a range of healthcaresettings. An informative, practical resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals Explores context-related models and approaches toimplementation Informs implementation and enables effective decisionmaking Critically appraises contextual factors across the spectrum ofcare Explores future directions and implications Includes case examples
Description : British Medical Association Book Award Winner - President's Award of the Year 2018 From the author of the bestselling introduction to evidence-based medicine, this brand new title makes sense of the complex and confusing landscape of implementation science, the role of research impact, and how to avoid research waste. How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare clearly and succinctly demystifies the implementation process, and explains how to successfully apply evidence-based healthcare to practice in order to ensure safe and effective practice. Written in an engaging and practical style, it includes frameworks, tools and techniques for successful implementation and behavioural change, as well as in-depth coverage and analysis of key themes and topics with a focus on: Groups and teams Organisations Patients Technology Policy Networks and systems How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare is essential reading for students, clinicians and researchers focused on evidence-based medicine and healthcare, implementation science, applied healthcare research, and those working in public health, public policy, and management.
Description : This is an essential, accessible introduction to thepracticalities of research and evidence-based practice aimed at allpre-registration nursing and healthcare students. It placesresearch and evidence in the context of clinical practice,introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative andquantitative research, and describes the processes of researchappraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practicein Healthcare has been updated to include information for abroader health care audience. It engages students with the researchand evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research andevidence to nursing practice, and provides the skills needed toexplore these areas in greater detail. Special features: · Apractical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice · Newedition of a successful student textbook · Includesa glossary of common research terms · Providescase studies, key points, further reading, and activitiesthroughout · Accompanying website with links to further reading
Description : This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced
Description : Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Nursing and Healthcare examinesthe Joanna Briggs Institute model for evidence-based practice whichrecognises research, theory and practice as sources of evidence andtakes a practical approach to developing, implementing andevaluating practice, based on 'evidence' in its broadestsense. Evidence-based Clinical Practice in Nursing and Healthcareaddresses the nature of evidence in clinical practice, generatingand synthesising evidence, and transferring and utilising evidencein clinical practice. It describes the development of practiceinformation sheets and clinical guidelines and provides practicalguidance on the implementation of evidence-based practice and itsevaluation using clinical audit.
Description : The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical ‘how-to’ guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses: undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented; how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients’ experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback; the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful; a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques; some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.
Description : Health IT is a major field of investment in support of healthcare delivery, but patients and professionals tend to have systems imposed upon them by organizational policy or as a result of even higher policy decision. And, while many health IT systems are efficient and welcomed by their users, and are essential to modern healthcare, this is not the case for all. Unfortunately, some systems cause user frustration and result in inefficiency in use, and a few are known to have inconvenienced patients or even caused harm, including the occasional death. This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies. The book is divided into three parts: the context and importance of evidence-based health informatics; methodological considerations of health IT evaluation as the source of evidence; and ensuring the relevance and application of evidence. A number of cross cutting themes emerge in each of these sections. This book seeks to inform the reader on the wide range of knowledge available, and the appropriateness of its use according to the circumstances. It is aimed at a wide readership and will be of interest to health policymakers, clinicians, health informaticians, the academic health informatics community, members of patient and policy organisations, and members of the vendor industry.
Description : Equip yourself to expertly conduct evidence-based practice (EBP) or quality improvement (QI)projects. Written by renowned EBP and QI experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement provides a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning, implementation, and evaluation of EBP and QI projects to improve quality of care and health outcomes. This brand-new, full-color, richly illustrated textbook begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. The book’s content and approach have been developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context. NEW! Written by renowned EBP experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler to provide a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning and conducting EBP and QI projects. NEW! A straightforward, practical approach begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. NEW! Developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key Points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.
Description : Research literacy is now a requirement for Board-Certified chaplains in the US and a growing field in the UK. This reader gives an overview and introduction to the field of healthcare chaplaincy research. The 21 carefully chosen articles in this book illustrate techniques critical to chaplaincy research: case studies; qualitative research; cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative research, and randomized clinical trials. The selected articles also address wide-ranging topics in chaplaincy research for a comprehensive overview of the field. To help readers engage with the research, each article includes a discussion guide highlighting crucial content, as well as important background information and implications for further research. This book is the perfect primary text for healthcare chaplaincy research courses, bringing together key articles from peer-reviewed journals in one student-friendly format.