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Evidence-Based Practice: Assess

Self-Assessment

Assess your performance in following the EBP process in terms of the following:

  • Asking the answerable clinical question
  • Acquiring (i.e., searching) for the best evidence
  • Appraising the evidence critically
  • Applying the evidence by integrating it with your clinical expertise and your patients' values and preferences.

References
Straus, S. E., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W. S., & Haynes, R. B. (2011). Evaluation. In: Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach it (4th ed., pp. 205-219). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. (UH Manoa Hamilton Reference R723.7 .E954 2011)

Assessing the Application of Evidence-Based Practice

In addition to assessing one's own performance in the evidence-based practice process, organizations should evaluate any evidence-based practice change. The assessment would establish how the change is being implemented, provide feedback about the change in practice, and determine if the new practice should be retained, modified, or eliminated.

Reference
Titler, M. G. (2006). Developing an evidence-based practice. In: G. LoBiondo-Wood & J. Haber (Eds.), Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (6th ed., pp. 439-481). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier. (UH Manoa Hamilton RT81.5 .N8665 2006)

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