Evidence based practice: What is it? and why does it matter
This source preferred by Vanora Hundley
Authors: Hundley, V.
Journal: Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy
The terms `evidence' and 'evidence-based practice' are now common place in health care literature. Government reports make increasing use of these terms and seek to encourage all health professionals to base their practice on sound evidence (Department of Health (DOH) 1996, 1997, 1998; Scottish Office, 1997, 1998, 1998b). So what exactly is `evidence based practice' and where did the term come from?