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Have you heard of 'evidence based practice' but don't know what it means? Are you having trouble relating evidence to your practice? This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence based practice is or how to relate it to practice. Fully updated in this brand new edition, this book is simple and easy to understand - and designed to help those new to the topic to apply the concept to their practice and learning with ease. The book provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence based practice and how to apply it. This new edition features: Additional material on literature reviews and searching for literature Even more examples for health and social care practice Extra material on qualitative research and evidence based practice Expanded section on hierarchies of evidence and how to use them A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is key reading for everyone involved in looking at and applying evidence in healthcare.
The go-to resource for class, clinical, and practice...now in full color! A team of noted OTA and OT leaders and educators deliver practical, in-depth coverage of the most common adult physical conditions and the corresponding evidence-based occupational therapy interventions. The authors blend theory and foundational knowledge with practical applications to OTA interventions and client-centered practice. This approach helps students develop the critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills that are the foundation for professional, knowledgeable, creative, and competent practitioners. New & Updated! Content that incorporates language from the 4th Edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and aligns with the latest ACOTE standards New & Updated! Full-color, contemporary photographs that reflect real clients and OT practitioners in diverse practice settings New Chapters! Occupational Justice for Diverse and Marginalized Populations, Motor Control and Neurotherapeutic Approaches, Sexual Activity and Intimacy, Dementia: Understanding and Management, and The Influence of Aging on Occupational Performance "Evidence-Based Practice," highlights recent research articles relevant to topics in each chapter, reinforcing the evidence-based perspective presented throughout the text. "Putting It All Together: Sample Treatment and Documentation" uses evaluation, treatment, and documentation based on one relevant case from each diagnosis chapter to connect what students are learning in the classroom and the lab to real-world, skilled, client-centered care. "Technology & Trends" highlights new and relevant technology or treatment trends and also shows how common technologies may be used in unique ways. Client examples provide context for how the conditions impact function and how to consider the person when doing an intervention. "Case Studies" based on real-life examples illustrate important learning points and feature questions to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Review questions at the end of each chapter assess progress, knowledge, and critical thinking while offering practice with certification-style questions.
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