Integrating Evidence-Based Practice Instruction Into the Curriculum Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the thoughtful and purposeful consideration of evidence that supports specific clinical activities (Herbert, Sherrington, Maher, & Moseley, 2001; Justice & Fey, 2004; Sackett, Rosenberg, Gray, Haynes, & Richardson, 1996). It also is one part of the clinical-decision making process clinicians are urged to use (ASHA, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2005
Integrating Evidence-Based Practice Instruction Into the Curriculum
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  • Kenn Apel
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Rosalind R. Scudder
    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
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Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2005
Integrating Evidence-Based Practice Instruction Into the Curriculum
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2005, Vol. 8, 10-14. doi:10.1044/ihe8.2.10
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2005, Vol. 8, 10-14. doi:10.1044/ihe8.2.10
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the thoughtful and purposeful consideration of evidence that supports specific clinical activities (Herbert, Sherrington, Maher, & Moseley, 2001; Justice & Fey, 2004; Sackett, Rosenberg, Gray, Haynes, & Richardson, 1996). It also is one part of the clinical-decision making process clinicians are urged to use (ASHA, 2004). While this information is likely not surprising or even new, given the preponderance of articles on EBP in our professional literature, what is somewhat new is how academics can best help students understand, use, and even embrace EBP during their educational program and, then, one hopes, in their clinical practices. While discussions of best practices and practice guidelines have occurred for many years, EBP brings with it a need for knowledge and skills that may not be readily at hand. In this report, we briefly discuss EBP as part of a more general clinical decision-making process. We then will review how the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Wichita State University has attempted to infuse EBP into its classes and clinical practica.
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