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Evidence-based Practice for the Helping Professions and CD (03 Edition)by Leonard E. Gibbs
Synopses & Reviews
Practitioners in the helping professions make life-affecting judgements and decisions. This new integrated learning package seeks to improve practice reasoning through principles of logical thinking and evidence-based practice. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS gives students access to a robust companion Web site, linked to the best databases of use across all the helping professions. Also accompanying this book is a CD-ROM that contains three enactments of evidence-based practice: one of a hospital team, one of a courtroom testimony, and one of a school's individual education plan team meeting. Through viewing the videos on the CD-ROM and completing the interactive assignments, students will learn how to integrate practice and research.
Book News Annotation:
This text applies equally well to practice and to research methods courses in the helping professions. Examples in each chapter, drawn from a range of settings including social work, psychology, medicine, mental health, and corrections, demonstrate how practitioners can pose questions of practical importance and search electronically for the most relevant, current evidence. The book provides scales for evaluating evidence, and discusses obstacles to evidence-based practice within organizations. The CD-ROM contains tests used in professional practice and training, demonstrating steps of evidence-based practice. Gibbs teaches at the University of Wisconsin.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-281) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Gibbs received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is currently a professor in the department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He has been teaching practice and research courses for over twenty years trying to bridge the gap between research and practice. With this publication, Professor Gibbs now provides those who work in the helping professions with the tools on how to integrate research evidence into practice using electronic means. He has published other works on scientific reasoning and critical thinking for social workers (the latter he was a co-author with Eileen Gambrill).
Table of Contents
1. Evidence-Based Practice: Definition and What It Offers To You and Your Clients. 2. Become Motivated To Apply the Current Best Evidence to Practice. 3. Pose a Specific Question of Importance to Your Client's Welfare. 4. Locate the Best External Evidence To Answer Your Question. 5. Effectiveness Research: Evaluating Study Quality and Applying Results To Practice. 6. Meta-Analyses: Evaluating Review Quality and Applying Findings To Practice. 7. Assessment and Risk Studies: Evaluating Study Quality and Applying Results To Practice. 8. Descriptive and Qualitative Studies: Evaluating Study Quality and Applying Results To Practice. 9. Collecting Data In Practice. 10. Teaching Others.
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