Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a method of using the research literature in conjunction with your patient's values and beliefs, the practice context and the practitioner's own experience to make clinical decisions.
It is used in a range of health fields, including medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work.
Ultimately, it is a way for health professionals to keep up to date with current best practice rather than relying on the status quo.
Evidence-Based Practice can be practised using the 5 'A' step approach.
Use this Library Resource Guide to assist you through the process of finding and evaluating evidence for clinical decision-making.