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Teaching evidence-based practice

Research Briefing

Keywords: evidence-based practice, evidence-based practice education, evidencebased practice implementation, training, teaching, learning, competency development

One of the primary problems facing any organisation trying to implement evidence- based practice is how to train and educate their staff in the practical and theoretical aspects of evidence-based practice. Given the nature of the subject at hand, it is therefore incumbent on us to have a reasonable evidence base for the practice of teaching evidence-based practice. Looking at how others conduct and engage with developing evidence-based practitioners is an essential part of evidence-based practice implementation in organisations.

Probably the most advanced sector and industry that has taken on evidence-based practice as a core part of their operation is medicine and healthcare. Not only has evidence-based practice been a core part of medical practice for decades now, but in terms of generating and enhancing the knowledge and evidence about evidence- based practice, this sector far exceeds any other. Their experience in evidence- based implementation and education also exceeds just about any other sector.

A new (2019) paper looking at the development of the four primary evidence-based practice competencies:

  1. operational evidence-based decision-making
  2. critical thinking
  3. problem identification
  4. outcome measurement

across health care education and training at all the levels.

This research briefing is essential reading for anyone involved in developing evidence-based practice.

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