Modeling Evidence-Based Practice for Graduate Clinicians: Perspectives from Off-Site Clinical Supervisors in Medical Settings A fundamental aspect of graduate education in speech-language pathology is facilitating clinical competence. Teaching clinical decision-making within an evidence-based practice framework is necessary during both on-site and off-site clinical experiences. In this article the authors present the results of semi-structured interviews with off-site supervisors in medical settings. Interview questions addressed ... Article
Article  |   June 2014
Modeling Evidence-Based Practice for Graduate Clinicians: Perspectives from Off-Site Clinical Supervisors in Medical Settings
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  • Sharon B. Hart
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Kelly A. Kleinhans
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY
  • Financial Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart is an Assistant Professor at Murray State University. Kelly A. Kleinhans is an Assistant Professor at Murray State University.
    Financial Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart is an Assistant Professor at Murray State University. Kelly A. Kleinhans is an Assistant Professor at Murray State University.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Kelly A. Kleinhans has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Sharon B. Hart has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Kelly A. Kleinhans has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   June 2014
Modeling Evidence-Based Practice for Graduate Clinicians: Perspectives from Off-Site Clinical Supervisors in Medical Settings
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2014, Vol. 24, 21-31. doi:10.1044/aas24.1.21
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2014, Vol. 24, 21-31. doi:10.1044/aas24.1.21

A fundamental aspect of graduate education in speech-language pathology is facilitating clinical competence. Teaching clinical decision-making within an evidence-based practice framework is necessary during both on-site and off-site clinical experiences. In this article the authors present the results of semi-structured interviews with off-site supervisors in medical settings. Interview questions addressed aspects of evidence-based practice (EBP) that are discussed or modeled for students. Supervisors also weighed the importance of each EBP element in their practice. Clinical expertise was given slightly more weight as compared to external scientific evidence and client/patient/caregiver perspective elements. However, individual responses were highly variable across participants. Suggestions for ensuring continued EBP instruction during off-site clinical placements is discussed.

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