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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163821
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Practice: Issues of Definition & Decision Making
Author(s):
Stetler, Cheryl
Author Details:
Cheryl Stetler, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: cheryl.settler@bhs.org
Abstract:
Over the past few years, the word evidence has become part of our professional jargon and yet, as some of our medical colleagues suggest, it is seductive in its simplicity. This session of the symposium will address the underlying complexity behind the apparent simplicity of the initial stages of evidence-based practice. Issues will be identified through a brief review of alternative approaches to the definition of evidence, alternative methods of grading and interpreting evidence, and alternative views of the role of evidence in daily practice. Examples and viewpoints from both medicine and nursing will be utilized. More specifically, evidence can be defined narrowly or broadly, and from an external or internal point of view. It can include a focus on only research or even more exclusively, only experimental research. On the other hand, it can include data from daily practice and operational data gathering. Whatever the definition one has of evidence, there is a necessity to critique and synthesize the "acceptable" evidence and to do so within the strength of individual sources. Once that is accomplished, the task of making sense out of available evidence, or, depending upon one's framework, out of the best evidence or the best available evidence remains. The resulting recommendations for practice should, like individual sources of evidence, be graded and the rationale for decision making made clear. However, once again, there are different paradigms for decision making, some seemingly conservative and others more liberal. In the end, these initial stages of the evidence-based practice process require a series of decisions which are not always made in the same fashion; nor is it always clear in published articles, how these decisions were made. This session will outline the dilemmas that various reviewers of evidence, as well as potential users of evidence-based recommendations, will encounter in the process of creating evidence-base practice. Case examples and key issues from both nursing and medicine will be provided. A suggested series of critical questions, based on available frameworks, will be provided.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
ENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Practice: Issues of Definition & Decision Makingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStetler, Cherylen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Stetler, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: cheryl.settler@bhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163821-
dc.description.abstractOver the past few years, the word evidence has become part of our professional jargon and yet, as some of our medical colleagues suggest, it is seductive in its simplicity. This session of the symposium will address the underlying complexity behind the apparent simplicity of the initial stages of evidence-based practice. Issues will be identified through a brief review of alternative approaches to the definition of evidence, alternative methods of grading and interpreting evidence, and alternative views of the role of evidence in daily practice. Examples and viewpoints from both medicine and nursing will be utilized. More specifically, evidence can be defined narrowly or broadly, and from an external or internal point of view. It can include a focus on only research or even more exclusively, only experimental research. On the other hand, it can include data from daily practice and operational data gathering. Whatever the definition one has of evidence, there is a necessity to critique and synthesize the "acceptable" evidence and to do so within the strength of individual sources. Once that is accomplished, the task of making sense out of available evidence, or, depending upon one's framework, out of the best evidence or the best available evidence remains. The resulting recommendations for practice should, like individual sources of evidence, be graded and the rationale for decision making made clear. However, once again, there are different paradigms for decision making, some seemingly conservative and others more liberal. In the end, these initial stages of the evidence-based practice process require a series of decisions which are not always made in the same fashion; nor is it always clear in published articles, how these decisions were made. This session will outline the dilemmas that various reviewers of evidence, as well as potential users of evidence-based recommendations, will encounter in the process of creating evidence-base practice. Case examples and key issues from both nursing and medicine will be provided. A suggested series of critical questions, based on available frameworks, will be provided.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:14:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:14:26Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.nameENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlantic City, New Jersey, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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