ERIC Number: EJ807010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
The Four Cornerstones of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work
Gilgun, Jane F.
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n1 p52-61 2005
The purpose of this article is to place evidence-based practice within its wider scholarly contexts and draw lessons from the experiences of other professions that are engaged in implementing it. The analysis is based primarily on evidence-based medicine, the parent discipline of evidence-based practice, but the author also draws on evidence-based nursing and evidence-based social work in the United Kingdom. It was found that the experiences of other practice professions have a great deal to offer social work practice. Similar to medicine, nursing, and our British colleagues, U.S. social work practice will benefit from increased research activity, more widespread availability of reviews of research, on-line resources, and many more training opportunities. Similar to nursing administrators, social work administrators have the responsibility to allow social work practitioners the time and training to become familiar with research relevant to their practice.
Descriptors: Medicine, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Social Work, Scientific Research, Nursing, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States