Evidence-Based Medicine HOW TO PRACTICE AND TEACH EBM Fifth Edition

 

Evidence-Based Medicine HOW TO PRACTICE AND TEACH EBM Fifth Edition

Evidence-Based Medicine HOW TO PRACTICE AND TEACH EBM Fifth Edition  This book is for clinicians, at any stage of their training or career, who want to learn how to practise and teach evidence-based medicine (EBM). It’s been written for the busy clinician, and thus, it’s short and practical. The book emphasizes direct clinical application of EBM and tactics to practise and teach EBM in real time. Those who want, and have time for, more detailed discussions of the theoretical and methodological bases for the tactics described here should consult one of the longer textbooks on clinical epidemiology.

The focus of the book has changed with the continuing clinical experiences of the authors. For Sharon Straus, the ideas behind the ongoing development of the book have built on her experiences as a medical student on a general medicine ward, when she was challenged by a senior resident to provide evidence to support her management plans for each patient she admitted.

This was so much more exciting than some previous rotations, where the management plan was learned by rote and was based on whatever the current consultant favoured. After residency, Sharon undertook postgraduate training in clinical epidemiology, and this further stimulated her interest in EBM, leading to a fellowship with Dave Sackett in Oxford, UK, where her enthusiasm for practising and teaching EBM continued to grow. She continues to learn from colleagues, mentors, and trainees, using many of their teaching tips! Sharon hopes that this has led to improved patient care and to more fun and challenge for her students and residents, from whom she’s learned so much.

For Paul Glasziou, the first inkling of another way began when, as a newly qualified and puzzled doctor, he was fortunate enough to stumble on a copy of Henrik Wulff’s Rational Diagnosis and Treatment. After a long journey of exploration (thanks Arthur, Jorgen, John, and Les), a serendipitous visit by Dave Sackett to Sydney in the late 1980s led him to return to clinical work

Evidence-Based Medicine HOW TO PRACTICE AND TEACH EBM Fifth Edition