Evidence-Based Practice: A Critical Appraisal

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Liz Trinder
Wiley, May 18, 2000 - Medical - 256 pages
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Evidence-based practice is an idea whose time has come. Few concepts can have achieved the status of unchallengeable common sense in such a short space of time, and across such a broad range of professional activity. As yet there have been few opportunities to take stock and reflect on the evidence for evidence-based practice, or the implications of its adoption. How effective or feasible is it in medicine? Is it really different? What are the consequences of not basing practice on research? Can evidence-based practice be used in non-clinical settings, where practitioners must deal with the complexity of multi-problem individuals, families and organizations? This text introduces the key concept of Evidence-Based Practice and accounts for its emergence and rapid expansion within and beyond medicine. It then goes on to describe how evidence-based practice is being translated in key areas (medicine, nursing, mental health education and social welfare) while critically appraising the strengths and weaknesses of evidence-based practice as it applies in a range of fields of professional practice.

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DR LIZ TRINDER is a researcher into family relationships. Most of her work is in the area of contact after divorce, e.g. the recent report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on "Making Contact. This is the first time she has written about adoption. She was herself adopted.

JULIA FEAST currently works at the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), London, as the Policy, Research and Development Consultant. In the past she managed the post-adoption and care counselling research project, The Children’ s Society and has counselled a number of people who have been adopted and also those who were brought up in Care through the search and reunion process. She has published many articles on the subject of Adoption Search and Reunion and also the information needs of children conceived as a result of donor-assisted conception. She is co-author of "Preparing for Reunion: Experiences from the Adoption Circle (The Children’ s Society, 1994; new edition 1998) and "Adoption, Search and Reunion: The Long-Term Experience of Adopted Adults (The Children’ s Society, 2000; now published by BAAF), and "Searching Questions: Origins, Identity and Adoption (BAAF, 2003)."

DR DAVID HOWE has a long-standing interest in all aspects of adoption. He is the author of many books, including "Half a Million Women: Mothers who Lose their Children by Adoption (Penguin), "Adopters on Adoption (BAAF), "Patterns of Adoption: Nature, Nurture and Psychosocial Development (Blackwell Science), and, with Julia Feast, "Adoption, Search and Reunion: The Long-Term Experience of Adopted Adults (The Children’ s Society, 2000; now published by BAAF).

Shirley Reynolds is Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapy and Director of the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading, and a former President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

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