This guide is designed to help you find evidence-based practice resources.
Evidence Based Practice is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values and the best evidence into the decision making process for patient care. (Sackett, D.L., et al. 2005, Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM , 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh).
There are many different types of evidence-based practice, and some are regarded as more authoritative than others. The image below shows you the hierarchy of evidence often referred to in health research. It ranks different types of evidence based practice resources and how they range in quality. As we move up the triangle, the literature increases in relevance in the clinical setting.
If you are unsure about where to begin with evidence based pracitce, you can try searching our catalogue for books, otherwise click through the tabs on the top of this guide for more help on finding resources.