EBP reduces inconsistency in practice and increases efficiency and effectiveness, and has thus been accepted by government and funding bodies as essential to better health care
EBP reduces inconsistency in practice and increases efficiency and effectiveness
Evidence based practice (EBP) or evidence informed practice have become common terms in
health care and there are many definitions in the literature. Hoffman, Bennett and Del Mar
describe EBP as ‘not just about using research evidence….it is also about valuing and using
the education, skills and experience that you have as a health professional…it is also about
considering the patient’s situation and values…as well as considering characteristics of the
practice context’ (2013, p3). Despite EBP being somewhat of a ‘buzz’ word, there is doubt
expressed about its contribution to safe, cost effective quality patient care.
understand, discuss and critique the application and implementation of EBP ( Evidence Best Practice)in health practice contexts as well as demonstrate application of personal academic success planning outcomes into your assignment.
EBP reduces inconsistency in practice and increases efficiency and effectiveness,
and has thus been accepted by government and funding bodies as essential to better
health care (Fetherstonhaugh, Nay & Winbolt, 2013, p.253).
Fetherstonhaugh, D., Nay, R., & Winbolt, M. (2013) ‘Evidence-based Health Care’ in P.
Liamputtong (ed), Research methods in health. Foundations for evidence-based practice,
(2nd ed), Oxford University Press, Australia. pp. 252-265.
Reflect on, analyse, discuss and critically evaluate the statement by Fetherstonhaugh, Nay
and Winbolt (2013) within your professional context of practice. You should find that your
participation in the discussion group postings will assist you with this assignment. Use the
following questions to guide your responses. Please note that you are asked to demonstrate
application of the academic writing and information literacy skills identified in your
Academic Success Plan. You can use headings in this assignment.
Include an introduction and conclusion of at least 75 words each.
- a) Briefly describe your health profession and your current practice context. Do you
practice under a specific professional Code of Conduct developed by your National
Board or alternately does your profession apply the general Code of Conduct for
registered health practitioners? Is the application and use of EBP included in your
Professional Codes and Standards of Practice? (200 words).
- b) Describe and discuss in relation to the quote by Fetherstonhaugh et al. (2013) how in
your health care organisation or practice context EBP has been implemented in policies,
procedures and/or clinical guidelines to improve patient outcomes (400 words).
- c) Analyse and critique the statement by Fetherstonhaugh et al (2013) and its applicability
to your current practice context, your professional codes and standards and the scope of
your practice using the literature to substantiate and support your discussion points (750
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