Ethics: EBP: An Ethical Approach to Bridging the Researcher/Practitioner Gap In 2005, the ASHA Joint Coordinating Committee on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) drafted a position statement in which audiologists and speech-language pathologists were called to incorporate EBP in clinical decision making. According to the statement, EBP is a threefold model in which high quality research, client preferences and values, and ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2006
Ethics: EBP: An Ethical Approach to Bridging the Researcher/Practitioner Gap
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  • Mary Pat McCarthy
    Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • Mary Pat McCarthyColumn Editor
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Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Professional Issues & Training / Ethics
Article   |   June 01, 2006
Ethics: EBP: An Ethical Approach to Bridging the Researcher/Practitioner Gap
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2006, Vol. 16, 2-4. doi:10.1044/aas16.2.2
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2006, Vol. 16, 2-4. doi:10.1044/aas16.2.2
In 2005, the ASHA Joint Coordinating Committee on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) drafted a position statement in which audiologists and speech-language pathologists were called to incorporate EBP in clinical decision making. According to the statement, EBP is a threefold model in which high quality research, client preferences and values, and clinical expertise govern clinical decision making. Many believe that EBP is not a new concept because the Code of Ethics has always emphasized the importance of incorporating client needs, and encouraging the development of clinical expertise and the research to support it.
The most widely accepted definition of EBP “is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” (Sackett, Rosenberg, Muir Gray, Haynes, & Richardson, 1996, p. 71).
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