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Using Research in Practice

It Sounds Good, But Will It Work?

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 224
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15 October 2011

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Latest research findings can provide an evidence base for health care practice which ultimately improves outcomes for patients. With so much published research out there, how do you find, evaluate and use the most relevant...

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Latest research findings can provide an evidence base for health care practice which ultimately improves outcomes for patients. With so much published research out there, how do you find, evaluate and use the most relevant studies to shape your own health care practice? This friendly book walks you through the key stages of locating, selecting and evaluating research findings in health care. Offering an engaging, practice-based approach to an often daunting task, the book:

  • Explores how to appraise and apply data drawn from a range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies;
  • Demonstrates how research findings can influence decision-making and can improve your own practice, as well as that of your team;
  • Uses stimulating practice scenarios and worked examples to provide a transferrable blueprint for evidence based practice;
Drawing on the author's extensive research and teaching experience within the field of practice development, Using Research in Practice is an essential text for any health care student or practitioner seeking to evaluate and develop their own evidence base.

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Friendly, engaging and practice-based, it will appeal to the full range of allied health students and practitioners?


Includes case scenarios woven throughout chapters, and easy-to-follow?worked examples from practice

Explores the importance of research in the context of growing reliance on evidence-based practice

PART I: WHAT IS RESEARCH AND WHY SHOULD IT BE USED?
Why Should we Use Research?
What is Research?
PART II: IS THE RESEARCH ANY GOOD?
Finding Information
Appraising Research
Appraising Quantitative Research
Appraising Qualitative Research
Appraising Mixed Methods Research
Using Summaries of Evidence
PART III: PUTTING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE
Making Decisions
Changing Your Practice
Changing Team Practice
Evaluating New Practice
Conclusion

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DR. JAQUI HEWITT-TAYLOR is Practice Development Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK.

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DR. JAQUI HEWITT-TAYLOR is Practice Development Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK.

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