Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Patient care backed up by research. It is an approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care, and it requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care (NLM, MESH, 2009).
To be used in practice evidence must be:
Most medical professionals say that they consult a colleague if they are uncertain about a course of treatment at the point of care. But, with the tools that are available it's actually very easy to consult the medical literature.
Wahoush, O., Banfield, L. (2014). Information literacy during entry to practice: Information-seeking behaviors in student nurses and recent nurse graduates. Nurse Education Today, 34:208-13
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