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Evidence-based Practice Across the Health Professions : 2nd Edition - Tammy Hoffmann

Evidence-based Practice Across the Health Professions

2nd Edition

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Published: 15th April 2013
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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.

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.

Key Features
  • 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.
New to This Edition
  • 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.
About the Author

By Tammy Hoffmann, BOccThy(Hons), PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; and NHMRC/PHCRED Career Development Research Fellow, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Sally Bennett, BOccThy(Hons), PhD, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and Christopher Del Mar, BSc, MA, MB BChir, MD, FRACGP, FAFPHM BSc, MA, MB BChir, MD, FRACGP, FAFPHM, Professor of Public Health and academic general practitioner, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Professor of Public Health and academic general practitioner, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Foreword

Preface

Contributors

Reviewers

1 Introduction to evidence-based practice

Tammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar

2 Information needs, asking questions, and some basics of research studies

Chris Del Mar, Tammy Hoffmann and Paul Glasziou

3 Finding the evidence

Nancy Wilczynski and Ann McKibbon

4 Evidence about effects of interventions

Sally Bennett and Tammy Hoffmann

5 Questions about the effects of interventions: examples of appraisals from different health professions

Tammy Hoffmann, John W Bennett, Mal Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Mark R Elkins, Edzard Ernst, Angela Morgan, Lisa Nissen, Claire Rickard, Sharon Sanders, Alan Spencer and Caroline Wright

6 Evidence about diagnosis

Jenny Doust

7 Questions about diagnosis: examples of appraisals from different health professions

Chris Del Mar, Sally Bennett, Mal Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Mark R Elkins, Angela Morgan, Lisa Nissen, Claire Rickard, Sharon Sanders, Michal Schneider-Kolsky and Jemma Skeat

8 Evidence about prognosis

Mark R Elkins

9 Questions about prognosis: examples of appraisals from different health professions

Tammy Hoffmann, Marilyn Baird, John W Bennett, Mal Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Mark R Elkins, Lisa Nissen, Sheena Reilly, Claire Rickard and Sharon Sanders

10 Evidence about patients’ experiences and concerns

Alan Pearson and Karin Hannes

11 Questions about patients’ experiences and concerns: examples of appraisals from different health professions

Sally Bennett, John Bennett, Mal Boyle, Jeff Coombes, Craig Lockwood, Lisa Nissen, Marie Pirotta, Sharon Sanders and Jemma Skeat

12 Appraising and understanding systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Sally Bennett, Denise O’Connor, Karin Hannes and Sue Leicht Doyle

13 Clinical practice guidelines

Tammy Hoffmann and Heather Buchan

14 Talking with patients about evidence

Tammy Hoffmann and Leigh Tooth

15 Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice

Merrill Turpin and Joy Higgs

16 Implementing evidence into practice

Annie McCluskey

17 Embedding evidence-based practice into routine clinical care

Ian Scott, Chris Del Mar, Tammy Hoffmann and Sally Bennett

Index

ISBN: 9780729541350
ISBN-10: 0729541355
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 15th April 2013
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.039
Edition Number: 2