IMPLEMENTATION OF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES
WHAT ARE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES?
The emphasis on evidence based practice in clinical services has been growing over the past several years, but not everyone has the same understanding of exactly what that means.
"Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences," (APA, 2013). In other words, evidence based practices have three components:
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An intervention with sound research that provides support for its effectiveness, plus...
Clinical expertise to guide the use of the intervention, to provide...
Flexible adaptation of the intervention to meet the needs of a specific client and setting, while maintaining fidelity to the model.