Essay On Evidence Based Practice

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Evidence-based practice is made up of three principles. The first consists of well-researched evidence on why a specific(s) treatment would work for a client. The second part is expressed as clinical experience and ethics in order to distinguish a client’s needs. Lastly, the third principle pertains to the client’s wants and preferences when it comes to providing treatment and services. This practice involves participation from all parties involved, which are, the client, researcher, and also the practitioner. Evidence-based practice consists of five steps. The first step is to form a question to answer the practice needs, asking questions such as what program/intervention has the best results? Searching for evidence to answer your question is the next step; peer reviewed journals are a good resource. The third step is to dissect the research you find in order to compare and contrast to other research. Next, decide…show more content…
It creates consistency in care throughout professional boundaries and creates better-informed practitioners. Lastly, evidence-based practice may also, identify new methods or approaches to treat clients. With all of the advantages and strengths of evidence-based practice, there are weaknesses as well. One of the biggest weaknesses is that it lacks individuality; evidence-based practice does not cater to unique clients with multifaceted and unique needs. This practice is also supposed to intergrade the client’s needs and wants but those wants are usually not met and the practitioner’s opinion of what the client needs trumps the clients (Gambrill, 2006, p. 339). Finally, based on the dismay that insurances will use evidence- based practice as a way to limit the type of intervention and the length
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