Evidence-based practice in everyday clinical practice: Strategies for change in a tertiary occupational therapy department

Caldwell, Elizabeth, Whitehead, Mary, Fleming, J. and Moes, Lara (2008) Evidence-based practice in everyday clinical practice: Strategies for change in a tertiary occupational therapy department. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 55 2: 79-84. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2007.00669.x


Author Caldwell, Elizabeth
Whitehead, Mary
Fleming, J.
Moes, Lara
Title Evidence-based practice in everyday clinical practice: Strategies for change in a tertiary occupational therapy department
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0766
1440-1630
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2007.00669.x
Volume 55
Issue 2
Start page 79
End page 84
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, VIC
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
C1
Abstract Evidence-based practice is an approach that has gained recognition for facilitating the transfer of evidence into quality clinical practice. While occupational therapy clinicians have a professional responsibility to ensure that their practice is effective, managers also have a responsibility to implement structures and systems that will support therapists in doing so. A review of the literature demonstrated limited evidence of specific organisational models of practice to facilitate the transfer of knowledge into occupational therapy practice. This paper outlines the steps undertaken by occupational therapists in a large tertiary teaching hospital to develop and implement a model of research utilisation. The resulting Research and Evidence in Practice model and the enabling strategies for its implementation are presented. A challenge for the future is to conduct a formal evaluation of the model.
Keyword evidence-based practice
model of research utilisation
strategic research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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