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Achieving Evidence-Based Practice

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ISBN: 9780702027765

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Achieving Evidence-Based Practice , 2nd Edition

A Handbook for Practitioners

By Susan Hamer, BA MA RGN FETC(Dist) NDNCert and Gill Collinson, RGN, BSc, MA, AdvDipTherapeuticCounselling&ManagementChange

236 pages
Copyright 2006
$59.95, Paperback, Reference

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book provides a practical introduction to and overview of the development and implementation of evidence-based practice. It focuses on how to look for and appraise the available evidence, how to apply the evidence using a variety of approaches and in different organisational contexts, and how to understand different dimensions of personal and organisational change and its ethical components.


"This is a welcome updated version of a key handbook... This book is easy to read and well structured. Each chapter starts with a 'key issues' box, and the text is interspersed with tabls, diagrams and illustrations...it is a useful book to ahve around." Nursing Standard Vol 20 No 33.

Key Features

  • Numerous examples from practice and case studies clarify theory
  • Very readable writing style and user-friendly format with checklists of key issues
  • Opportunities for reflective learning

New to this Edition

  • Update on current policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Role of clinical governance in evidence-based practice considered.


All undergraduate diploma and degree level students in the healthcare professions and qualified practitioners taking postgraduate courses which include a research component

Table of Contents
Author Information

By Susan Hamer, BA MA RGN FETC(Dist) NDNCert, Programme Director and Coordinator, Centre for the Development of Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Leeds, UK; and Gill Collinson, RGN, BSc, MA, AdvDipTherapeuticCounselling&ManagementChange, Programme Director, Centre for the Development of Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Leeds; Development Consultant, GC Consulting, Leeds, UK

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