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Author Brettle, Alison.

Title Finding the evidence for practice : a workbook for health professionals / Alison Brettle, Maria J. Grant ; foreword by Andrew Booth
Published Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2004


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 MELB  610.73072 Bre/Fte  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Sources of information -- 2. undertaking a literature search -- 3. Practical exercises -- Appendices
Summary "Finding the Evidence for Practice is a practical, easy-to-follow, user-friendly guide to finding health information. Aimed at all those-working or studying in the health field, it provides readers with the skills and the knowledge to find the information they need to support their practice. Using examples from a range of health settings, this workbook uses a step-by-step approach to direct the reader to the best places to search and gives common sense advice and guidance on how to avoid and overcome common searching problems. The authors of Finding the Evidence for Practice are both qualified information specialists with many years of experience in teaching and facilitating healthcare professionals and students in their search for evidence for practice. The fastest and most effective way to learn to use databases effectively is through hands-on practice. The wealth of exercises set out in this workbook will provide that opportunity for practice and will reinforce learning. The supporting text will help the reader to avoid the pitfalls and to identify the common search and evaluation errors which can often make the literature search a tedious and unfruitful process. Finding the Evidence for Practice provides a single point of access to what, when and how to search. It will provide a fast-track route to quick and efficient literature searching. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bibliographical citations -- Methodology.
Clinical medicine -- Decision making.
Evidence-based medicine.
Information retrieval -- Methodology.
Nursing -- Decision making -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Internet searching -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Nursing -- Research.
Databases, Bibliographic [MESH]
Databases, Bibliographic.
Evidence-Based Medicine [MESH]
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Information Storage and Retrieval [MESH]
Information Storage and Retrieval.
Internet [MESH]
Medical Informatics [MESH]
Medical Informatics.
Evidence-Based Medicine -- methods.
Decision Support Techniques.
Information Storage and Retrieval.
Decision Support Techniques.
Evidence-Based Medicine -- methods.
Evidence-Based Practice -- methods.
Information Storage and Retrieval.
Genre/Form bibliography [MESH]
Handbooks and manuals.
Problems and exercises.
Author Grant, Maria J.
ISBN 044307450X (paperback)
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