Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work by James W. Drisko

By James W. Drisko

Evidence-Based perform in scientific Social paintings introduces the foremost rules of evidence-based medical social paintings perform and their considerate software. It intends to notify practitioners and to handle the demanding situations and wishes confronted in actual global perform. This ebook lays out the numerous strengths of the EBP version, but additionally deals views on its obstacles and demanding situations. An appreciative yet serious point of view is on the market all through. useful concerns (agency helps, entry to investigate assets, assist in appraising learn) are addressed - and a few functional ideas provided. moral concerns in assessment/diagnosis, operating with various households to make remedy judgements, and supplying complicated remedies requiring particular ability units also are included.

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Assessment is a demanding process that requires professional expertise of several kinds. We will review assessments more completely in the following chapter. Information Needs May Not Always Be About Selecting Treatments The research information needs identified in the first step of the EBP practice decision-making process is not only about selecting treatment options (Oxford University Center for Evidence-based Medicine, April 2009; Rubin 2008). It may be that further differential diagnosis is needed.

She reports similar feelings a year ago in the fall, and that the problems seemed to go away in the spring. These symptoms are aspects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Bright light exposure has been reported in the news as one way to intervene for SAD. A useful clinical question might be (I) is light 36 3 The Steps of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Practice: An Overview exposure therapy be more effective than (C) medication or (C) psychotherapy in (O) increasing energy level and hours of sleep per night?

Further, health care providers were viewed as having financial incentives for providing more services than might really be needed. A tension between the interests of health care organizations and profession providers became increasingly evident. In 1984, a study by Wennberg revealed that the kinds of treatment provided by physicians around the United States varied widely in both diagnosis and in prescribed treatments. Other studies found similar variation in diagnosis and most prevalent treatments by geographic region.

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