Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)

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The literature offers a variety of definitions for the term evidence-based practices (EBP). One description of EBP is that it can be used as a decision-making process which is supported by the best available evidence and professional judgement. Gibbs (2003) and Gambrill (2001) refer to this as a framework or model that is more than the use of research-supported interventions because it embodies a comprehensive approach to practice. Adopting such an approach provides practitioners with the freedom to choose interventions that have available evidence for decision-making, rather than making intervention decisions on the basis of other criteria. Alternatively, evidence-based practice is used to refer to specific interventions that have been reviewed and met a level of evidentiary standard. Detrich and Lewis (2012) differentiate the two by reserving the term evidence-based practice for the decision-making process, and us the term empirically supported treatment to describe the interventions that have met a set of evidentiary standards. Tanenbaum (2003) calls evidence-based practice a public idea of great rhetorical power. Indeed, not many people can argue with evidence which is derived from a scientific and/or rational approach. As Brush (2010) states, EBP can cause clinicians and competent researchers in…show more content…
From a clinical perspective, Gipps (2003) explains further that the fundamental methodology of EBP is about placing the client’s benefits first. Evidence-based practitioners adopt a process of lifelong learning. This involves continually posing specific questions of direct posing specific questions of direct practical importance to clients, searching objectively and efficiently for the current best evidence relative to each question, and taking appropriate action guided by

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