Finding and Evaluating Evidence

Finding and Evaluating Evidence

Author: Denise E. Bronson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195337365

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

View: 745

"This pocket guide provides a concise overview of how to complete a systematic review, and criteria that should be used for assessing the quality of existing reviews. It examines evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis."--WorldCat.

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians

Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians

Author: Helen Ward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191546136

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 663

The Oxford Handbook of Epidemiology for Clinicians provides all the information required by students and junior doctors who need to understand and translate key epidemiological concepts into medical practice. Unlike standard textbooks in this area, the focus throughout is on clinical applications of epidemiological knowledge. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with the basics of epidemiology in the clinic, moving on to the theories behind evidence-based practice, discussions of optimum methods and studies, and then ends by looking at the epidemiology of common diseases. The material is presented in a logical manner, from problems to the most appropriate solutions or tools to be applied. Interesting topics such as controversies in prevention intervention encourage discussion and thought, and the authors pose sensible and important questions throughout. This handbook is a must for all junior doctors, medical students, and clinicians who need to apply epidemiological concepts to day-to-day practice or who want a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking research, conducting reviews of evidence, or writing up publications.

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

Author: Pack, Margaret

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466665644

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

View: 395

Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195301526

Category: Social Science

Page: 634

View: 855

This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. Since the first edition in 1981, this edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. With its customarily straightforward user-friendly writing style by renowned educators, this edition will continue to maintain its notoriety as the premier social work research methods text. Thoroughly revised and updated, the chapters offer a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core social work research methods and recent developments. For example, with the inclusion of four new chapters on the evidence-based approach to social work practice, the book emphasizes how important this approach has become, and provides a rock-solid foundation for understanding how to evaluate and interpret research findings that have been derived from research studies-the minimal skills needed for evidence-based social work practitioners.

Essentials of Correctional Nursing

Essentials of Correctional Nursing

Author: Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109521

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 573

"Essentials of Correctional Nursing is the first new and comprehensive text about this growing field to bepublished in the last decade. Fortunately, the editors have done a great job in all respects...This book should be required reading for all medical practitioners and administrators working in jails or prisons. It certainly belongs on the shelf of every nurse, physician, ancillary healthcare professional and corrections administrator."--Corhealth (The Newsletter of the American Correctional Health Services Association) "I highly recommend Essentials of Correctional Nursing, by Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN andCatherine M. Knox, MN, RN, CCHP-RN, editors. This long-awaited book, dedicated to the professionalspecialty of correctional nursing, is not just a ìgood read,î it is one of ìthose booksî that stays on your desk and may never make it to the bookshelf."--American Jails "Correctional nursing has minimal published texts to support, educate, and provide ongoing bestpractices in this specialty. Schoenly and Knox have successfully met those needs with Essentialsof Correctional Nursing."--Journal of Correctional Health Care Nurses have been described as the backbone of correctional health care. Yet the complex challenges of caring for this disenfranchised population are many. Ethical dilemmas around issues of patient privacy and self-determination abound, and the ability to adhere to the central tenet of nursing, the concept of caring, is often compromised. Essentials of Correctional Nursing supports correctional nurses by providing a comprehensive body of current, evidence-based knowledge about the best practices to deliver optimal nursing care to this population. It describes how nurses can apply their knowledge and skills to assess the full range of health conditions presented by incarcerated individuals and determine the urgency and priority of requisite care. The book describes the unique health needs and corresponding care for juveniles, women, and individuals at the end of life. Chapters are devoted to nursing care for patients with chronic disease, infectious disease, mental illness, or pain, or who are in withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Chapters addressing health screening, medical emergencies, sick call, and dental care describe how nurses identify, respond to, and manage these health care concerns in the correctional setting. The Essentials of Correctional Nursing was written and reviewed by experienced correctional nurses with thousands of hours of experience. American Nurses Association standards are woven throughout the text, which provide the information needed by nurses studying for certification exams in correctional nursing. The text will also be of value to nurses working in such settings as emergency departments, specialty clinics, hospitals, psychiatric treatment units, community health clinics, substance abuse treatment programs, and long-term care settings, where they may encounter patients who are currently or have previously been incarcerated. Key Features: Addresses legal and ethical issues surrounding correctional nursing Covers common inmate-patient health care concerns and diseases Discusses the unique health needs of juveniles, women, and individuals at the end of life Describes how nurses can safely navigate the correctional environment to create a therapeutic alliance with patients Provides information about health screening, medical emergencies, sick call, and dental care Serves as a core resource in the preparation for correctional nursing certification exams

Tep Vol 29-N1

Tep Vol 29-N1

Author: Teacher Education and Practice

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475829761

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 176

Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Leading & Managing Occupational Therapy Services

Leading & Managing Occupational Therapy Services

Author: Brent Braveman

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9781719643139

Category: Medical

Page: 1096

View: 613

Be prepared to lead, manage, and supervise OTs, OTAs, and interprofessional health care teams. Whatever your role, the practical knowledge and the guidance you’ll find here will help you become a more effective OT practitioner, colleague, and manager. Use evidence to guide your leadership and managerial decision-making. This practical text introduces you to leadership and management theory, research, data, and evidence, and shows you how to apply them! From leadership and supervision to policies, program development, and continuous quality improvement, you’ll find complete coverage of the full range of leadership and managerial functions. Critical-thinking questions, real-life cases, and vignettes build the connections between theory, evidence, and practice. New & Updated! Coverage of the leadership and management content required by the 2018 ACOTE Standards for accredited OT and OTA programs New Chapters! Occupational Therapist-Occupational Therapy Assistant Partnership: Supervision and Collaboration and Surviving and Thriving in High-Demand Settings Expanded! Emphasis on the practical application of theoretical and technical knowledge with additional case studies and vignettes New! “Evidence in Action” feature, offering specific, practical examples of how OT leaders and managers might find and use evidence to answer questions they might encounter New & Updated! Updated information and new content that reflect changes in the social, political, financial, legislative, and professional environments in which OT practitioners operate Revised! More student-friendly approach to make complex concepts easier to understand and apply An evidence-based approach to leadership and management that facilitates decision making An organizational structure that reflects the traditional management functions of planning, organizing and staffing, controlling, and directing Coverage of key management functions, including strategic planning, business knowledge, financial planning, and financial management “Real-Life Management” and “Real-Life Solutions” scenarios that illustrate real-world situations and their resolutions. Case studies and vignettes that demonstrate how to apply leadership and management principles in practice Critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions in each chapter to connect theory and evidence with practice and assess their understanding Text boxes and tables to reinforce and summarize key information Coverage that reflects the challenges of OT managers managing non-OT staff, including interprofessional teams, interprofessional collaborative practice and interprofessional competencies

Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives

Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives

Author: Daniel Wheatley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788118774

Category:

Page: 352

View: 607

The growing diversity of contemporary paid work has provoked increased interest in understanding and evaluating the quality of working lives. This Handbook provides critical reflections on recent research in the field, including examining the inextricable links between working life and well-being.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell, Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199813186

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 325

Over thirty years of input from instructors and students have gone into this popular research methods text, resulting in a refined ninth edition that is easier to read, understand, and apply than ever before. Using unintimidating language and real-world examples, it introduces students to the key concepts of evidence-based practice that they will use throughout their professional careers. It emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, data collection methods, and data analysis, providing students with the tools they need to become evidence-based practitioners.

Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine

Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine

Author: Veli-Pekka Parkkinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319946108

Category: Medical

Page: 125

View: 607

This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book is the first to develop explicit methods for evaluating evidence of mechanisms in the field of medicine. It explains why it can be important to make this evidence explicit, and describes how to take such evidence into account in the evidence appraisal process. In addition, it develops procedures for seeking evidence of mechanisms, for evaluating evidence of mechanisms, and for combining this evaluation with evidence of association in order to yield an overall assessment of effectiveness. Evidence-based medicine seeks to achieve improved health outcomes by making evidence explicit and by developing explicit methods for evaluating it. To date, evidence-based medicine has largely focused on evidence of association produced by clinical studies. As such, it has tended to overlook evidence of pathophysiological mechanisms and evidence of the mechanisms of action of interventions. The book offers a useful guide for all those whose work involves evaluating evidence in the health sciences, including those who need to determine the effectiveness of health interventions and those who need to ascertain the effects of environmental exposures.

Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Marcia Stanhope

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323776899

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 735

Master the essentials of health promotion in community and public health nursing! Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides clear, concise coverage of the nurse’s role in preventing disease, promoting health, and providing health education in community settings. Case studies and critical thinking activities make it easier to apply concepts to community nursing practice. New to this edition are Healthy People 2030 guidelines and coverage of the latest issues, trends, and approaches. Written by well-known nursing educators Marcia Stanhope and Jeanette Lancaster, this streamlined text covers the fundamentals of designing effective nursing strategies for vulnerable and special populations. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, reinforcing the concept of prevention as it relates to community and public health care. Applying Content to Practice boxes highlight how chapter content is applied to nursing practice in the community. Practice Application scenarios present practice situations with questions and answers to help you apply concepts to community practice. Genomics coverage provides a history of genetics and genomics and how they impact public/community health nursing care. Coverage of ongoing health care reform issues includes the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on public health nursing. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. NEW! COVID-19 pandemic information has been added. NEW! Healthy People 2030 objectives are highlighted throughout the book, addressing the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade. NEW! Updated content and figures reflect the most current data, issues, trends, and practices. NEW! Expanded Check Your Practice boxes use Clinical Judgment (Next Generation NCLEX®) steps to guide your thinking about practice scenarios.