Fostering evidence-based practice in community-based rehabilitation: strategies for implementation

 

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dc.contributor.author Buchanan, Helen
dc.contributor.author Lorenzo, Theresa
dc.contributor.author Law, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-10T10:34:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-10T10:34:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08
dc.identifier.citation Buchanan, H., Lorenzo, T., Law, M. 2015-08. Fostering evidence-based practice in community-based rehabilitation: strategies for implementation. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. 45; 2; 56-62. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2015/v45n2a9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/30323
dc.description.abstract Occupational therapists around the world are taking up the challenge to implement an evidence-based practice approach to the development of occupational therapy services. The emphasis in applying evidence-based practice within occupational therapy has been strongly biomedical in focus. In South Africa, many occupational therapists work in communities where their work is largely community-based rehabilitation. With no examples of how evidence-based practice can be applied in such settings, therapists have struggled with how it may be used to inform their practice. This paper explores the concepts of evidence-based practice and community-based rehabilitation, and illustrates how evidence-based practice can be applied within community-based rehabilitation. Examples are provided to show how evidence-based practice can realistically be applied in community-based rehabilitation programmes with the intention of empowering therapists to begin using evidence as a basis for their practice. It further explores how evidence-based practice can be used by occupational therapists to inform decision-making related to the development of community-based rehabilitation programmes and services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source South African Journal of Occupational Therapy en_US
dc.source.uri http://www.sajot.co.za/index.php/sajot
dc.subject evidence-based practice en_US
dc.subject community-based rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject practice-based evidence en_US
dc.title Fostering evidence-based practice in community-based rehabilitation: strategies for implementation en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences en_US
dc.source.journalvolume 45 en_US
dc.source.journalissue 2 en_US
dc.source.pagination 56-62 en_US


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