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...Show More
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;
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?
Appraising Quantitative Research
Appraising Qualitative Research
Appraising Mixed Methods Research
Using Summaries of Evidence
PART III: PUTTING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE
Changing Your Practice
Changing Team Practice
Evaluating New Practice
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Developing Person-Centred Practice Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor
- Using Research in Practice Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor
- Citizens, Consumers and the NHS Christine Hogg
- Managing People Sheila Marson
- Management in Health Care Elaine la Monica, Philip Ian Morgan
- Concepts in community care for people with a learning difficulty Patricia Brigden, Margaret Todd
- The Clinical Nurse Specialist Debra Humphris
- Interprofessional issues in community and primary health care John Carrier, John Horder, Patricia Owens
- Standard Setting June Girvin
- Caring for Health Susan Procter
- Aggression and Violence Brodie Paterson, John Turnbull
- Community Health Care Development Deborah Hennessy