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Challenging the dominant voice: the multiple evidence sources of occupational therapy

Reagon, Carly, Bellin, John Wynford and Boniface, Gail 2010. Challenging the dominant voice: the multiple evidence sources of occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 73 (6) , pp. 284-286. 10.4276/030802210X12759925469069

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice is the buzzword of policy makers, managers and practitioners alike and yet there is confusion as to what it actually means and how it should be implemented in practice. One difficulty arises from the inherent tension between theories derived from research (particularly large-scale clinical trials) and practice based upon the needs of individuals. In this opinion piece, data from the authors' own research are used to advocate an alternative model of evidence-based practice, which recognises the value of multiple sources of evidence and which is congruent with occupational therapy philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Uncontrolled Keywords: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 0308-0226
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 04:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14968

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