Deconstructing Evidence Based Practice

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Medical - 216 pages
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This innovative book strips the concept of evidence-based practice back to basics using deconstructive analysis, so that readers can move towards a clearer understanding of it. The practitioner is guided through a number of case studies in which the authors examine how the concept of evidence-based practice has been used in a variety of clinical settings. Divided into three parts, the book provides a deconstruction of key texts related to evidence based practice, weaving together contemporary themes in healthcare research.

Deconstructing Evidence Based Practiceis essential reading for nurses and other health practitioners who need to understand more about evidence-based practice and who want to learn methods of critical thinking that will be invaluable in judiciously informing their practice.

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Dawn Freshwater is Head of Academic Research Centre in Practice (Primary Care and Mental Health), Bournemouth University and West Dorset NHS Trusts. She has been involved in various nationally and internationally funded research projects concerned with practice development and service evaluation, including the implementation of clinical supervision and reflective practice in the prison healthcare service (DoH funded), the nurse-patient relationship (UKCC funded) and the evaluation of the Diana Community Children's Services for children with life limited illness. She is a registered psychotherapist and has a keen interest in the therapeutic use of self in the helping professions. Having worked as a counsellor in General Practice she now maintains a small private counselling and supervision practice. She sits on the board of directors of the International Association for Human Caring. She is an editorial board member of nursing journals and has co-edited and authored a number of publications. She has presented at numerous international conferences and is the recipient of the Distinguished Nurse Researcher award, 2000.

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