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Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition

  • Bernadette Howlett
  • Ellen Rogo
  • Teresa Shelton
  • ISBN-10: 1284165647
  • ISBN-13: 9781284165647
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals, Second Edition is a resource for health professions students, residents, and practicing professionals. It explores the basic concepts of evidence-based practice with a clinical emphasis. This text gives readers the knowledge and tools to make self-informed, evidence-based decisions, and to communicate effectively with professionals in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical industries. The Second Edition provides meaningful learning activities through communications such as writing a letter to an insurance company, explaining the evidence regarding treatment to a patient, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. These applied learning experiences, along with clinical case studies, help students bridge the gap from the abstract concepts of research, statistics, and technical jargon to the concrete skills of healthcare decision making and communications. Each new print copy includes a Navigate 2 Companion Website that features interactive and informative learning resources that gauge understanding and help students study more effectively.


  • Learning Outcomes: To improve the student experience, Learning Outcomes in eachChapter give the reader an outline of the content and topics to focus on.

  • Case Studies: Case Studies allow students to apply their knowledge of theChapters and understand scenarios that are likely to occur in their career.

  • Chapter Exercises: End-ofchapter exercises help engage students in communication about evidence-based practice with other health professionals, patients, families, and professionals in related fields, including product sales representatives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Evidence-Based Practice Is and Why It Matters
Chapter 2 Healthcare Research Methods
Chapter 3 Formulating Focused Questions and Locating Relevant Evidence
Chapter 4 Appraisal, Decision-making and Evaluation
Chapter 5 Interpreting Research Methods and Results
Chapter 6 Epidemiology in Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practice in Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 8 Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment, Harm, and Prevention
Chapter 9 Evidence-Based Practice and Health Produce Marketing
Chapter 10 Health Communications with Patient and Population-centered Care, Decision Makers, and Technology