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Why evidence cannot replace opinion

One of the key principles of evidence-based practice is that health care decisions are informed by the best available research evidence. However, many people assume that once the best ‘truth’ is known and described in terms of the research evidence,

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Posted in behaviour, change, evidence, implementation, opinion

Using clinical guidelines: benefits and challenges

With the enormous amount of published literature, it is practically impossible for individual clinicians to routinely use the 5 steps of evidence-based practice to frame their research question, search for and find a suitable research article, and appraise the research

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Posted in clinical guidelines, using research

The argument for change

We are all creatures of habit, and once we establish the most convenient or efficient way of doing something, most of us will repeat the same pattern without even thinking about it. This is an important survival strategy where complex

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Posted in change, using research