Practice guidelines: Adopting existing guidelines or developing our own

Capra, Sandra (2007) Practice guidelines: Adopting existing guidelines or developing our own. Nutrition and Dietetics, 64 1: 5-6. doi:10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00141.x

Author Capra, Sandra
Title Practice guidelines: Adopting existing guidelines or developing our own
Journal name Nutrition and Dietetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-6368
Publication date 2007-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00141.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 64
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 6
Total pages 2
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 111102 Dietetics and Nutrigenomics
Abstract (See papers by Knights and Tapsell, pages 7–15, 16–22) Practice guidelines now form part of the evidence-based approach to professional practice. The evidence-based approach has been enthusiastically embraced in the last two decades by many professions including the dietetics profession. We should not, however, fall into the trap of believing that practice that is based on professional judgement or experience is not evidence-based. However, guidelines in particular can be especially useful to novice practitioners in their practice and can serve to equilibrate standards of care across different, disparate services. Guidelines can be in various forms. The US National Guideline Clearing House defines 11 categories of guidelines, the most common of which used by dietetics professionals being management guidelines, defined as ‘A guideline whose scope integrates diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring or follow-up.
Keyword Nutrition
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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