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Evidence-Based Practice

This guide is designed to assist with Evidence Based Practice in the health sciences.

Evidence Based Practice

Introduction to EBP

Evidence-based practice is a conscientious, problem-solving approach to clinical practice that incorporates (1) the best evidence from well-designed studies, (2) patient values and preferences, and (3) a clinician's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care. Being knowledgeable about evidence-based practice and levels of evidence is important to every clinician as they need to be confident when making these critical decisions.

This guide is designed to assist health science students at Widener University in the process of EBP research.

The following is a self-paced tutorial that will take you through the complete EBP process, emphasizing the elements of a well-built clinical question and the key issues that help determine the validity of evidence. This program was developed by the Medical Center Library at Duke University and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It has been used with permission.