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posted on 28.04.2022, 09:27 by Elaine Lehane, Patricia Leahy-Warren, Cliona O'Riordan, Eileen Savage, Jonathan Drennan, Colm O'Tuathaigh, Michael O'Connor, Mark Corrigan, Francis Burke, Martina Hayes, Helen Lynch, Laura Sahm, Elizabeth Heffernan, Elizabeth O'Keeffe, Catherine Blake, Frances HorganFrances Horgan, Josephine Hegarty
Internationally, evidence-based practice (EBP) is recognised as a foundational element of healthcare professional education. Achieving competency in this area is a complex undertaking that is reflected in disparities between 'best EBP' and actual clinical care. The effective development and implementation of professional education to facilitate EBP remains a major and immediate challenge. To ascertain nuanced perspectives on the provision of EBP education internationally, interviews were conducted with five EBP education experts from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Definitive advice was provided in relation to (1) EBP curriculum considerations, (2) teaching EBP and (3) stakeholder engagement in EBP education. While a considerable amount of EBP activity throughout health profession education is apparent, effectively embedding EBP throughout curricula requires further development, with a 'real-world' pragmatic approach that engenders dialogue and engagement with all stakeholders required.

Funding

Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO), Department of Health, Ireland

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The original article is available at https://ebm.bmj.com/

Published Citation

Lehane E. et al. Evidence-based practice education for healthcare professions: an expert view. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2019;24(3):103-108

Publication Date

15 November 2018

PubMed ID

30442711

Department/Unit

  • School of Physiotherapy

Research Area

  • Population Health and Health Services

Publisher

BMJ

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)