Evidence Based Practice Is Important For Clinicians When Providing Care

1102 Words May 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Evidence-based practice is important to clinicians when providing care but how do we know that the evidence used to manage our practices is validated and will provide the quality we seek? How does one determine if the information available is truly best practices and evidence-based? When searching for information regarding a certain subject, one must be able to sift through the mountain of data and conclude if the report given by the research is true and valid. Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015) emphasize that critical appraisal of the evidence is crucial when applying evidence-based practice (p. 13), the authors include a checklist for qualitative evidence (p. 548-549).
To provide a rapid critical appraisal for the article, Youth Perspectives on the Transition to Adulthood: Exploring the Impact of Problematic Substance Use and Treatment Seeking, by Goodman, Henderson, Peterson-Badali, & Goldstein (2016), the checklist was applied. Although it was difficult to clearly see some of the requirements Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015) provide the article critiqued shows validity through the reporting of the themes discovered and applied to the conceptual framework. The authors, Goodman et al. provide reasons a clinician should consider chronological age when providing care but do suggest that more research regarding this subject is needed. Goodman et al. (2016) sought through a qualitative analysis to discover the perceptions of persons ages 17-25, classifying…

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