Integrating evidence into everyday practice: Skills and tools
Evidence supporting dietetic practice is evolving rapidly. As practitioners, we are challenged on a regular basis to incorporate new nutritional knowledge claims that are seemingly supported by evidence. but how do we know whether the research is sound or provides enough evidence to change our practice?
In this program, Joanne Hamilton describes a framework for evidence-based practice and discusses practical methods to evaluate research that is focused on enhancing professional practice.
At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:
- describe Sackett's (1996) framework for evidence-based practice;
- describe key terms for assessing research quality;
- and evaluate research articles relevant to dietetics for quality and application to practice.
Joanne Hamilton is a Registered Dietitian and Director, Office of Educational and Faculty Development at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in Winnipeg, MB.
In her career, she has held many leadership positions including Executive Director of the Northern Diabetes Health Network, Chair of the Diabetes Educator Section for the Canadian Diabetes Association, and Chair of the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board.
Joanne's interests include behaviour change, organizational change and organizational learning, and how educators can facilitate change through their practice. Other interests include critical theory and challenges faced by women in leadership.