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Centers Supporting Evidence-based Practice

Evidence Based Nursing

This site was developed at University of Minnesota. On this site evidence-based nursing (EBN) is described. Even though this site has limited information, it is a nice resource for references on EBN models and qualitative research. The site contains a table with factors for judging articles. Lastly, this site has several links to other EBN sites and journals.

HealthLinks: University of Washington

This site was developed by the University of Washington. There are special areas for nursing, pharmacy, clinical specialties and patients. This site contains not only information on evidence-based practice, basic statistics, and how to read papers, but also an EBP toolbox, practice videos, tools to construct clinical questions, evidence calculators and glossary. There are links to Pub Med and several other databases (user name and password required for some of them).

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

The Center for Evidence-Based Medicine resides in the University Department of Psychiatry at Warneford Hospital in Oxford, England. The Centre's aim is to promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to interested individuals. The Centre's website contains a description of evidence-based practice, a glossary of research terms, advantages and disadvantages of study designs and list of conferences for teachers and developers of evidence-based healthcare. This website also contains information on how to find EB research and how to evaluate the studies. Downloads for critical appraisal tools and power point presentations are available on the website.

The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute was formed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide after the recognition of a need for a collaborative approach for the evaluation of evidence derived from a diverse range of sources, and then the translation, transfer and utilization of the "best available" evidence into health care practice. These sources of evidence included experience, expertise and all forms of rigorous research. This center conducts systematic reviews and analyses of research literature. Information sheets are developed based on the reviews of literature. The center also designs, promotes and conducts courses in evidence-based nursing and midwifery, and initiates research when indicated. The website contains best practice information sheets, clinical information databases and an excellent list of related links.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination reviews research concerning interventions used in healthcare and social care, and maintains databases containing quality reviews. The Centre disseminates research findings from systematic reviews in reports and bulletins.

Centre for Health Evidence

The purpose of this organization is to help develop and study education interventions to support improvements in making evidence-based decisions. This Canadian center provides information on how to optimally use evidence-based information for making management decisions. There are several articles that guide the reader on how to use evidence-based research to make clinical decisions. JAMA's User Guide to evidence-based medicine is available at this site.


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