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ISBN-13 9780803639256
ISBN-13 9780803618084
Author(s): Hack, Laurita
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Copyright year: © 2013 

Improve patient outcomes with this groundbreaking, evidence-based guide!Rely on the first text to provide comprehensive coverage of the three areas integral to evidence-based practice—clinical expertise, understanding patient values and circumstances, and analyzing evidence from the literature! This integration is the heart of the optimal practitioner-patient relationship and the path to the very best patient care.Step by step, the authors show you how to hone your clinical reasoning skills, develop your communication and interviewing skills, and learn the best ways to research, analyze, and apply your findings to practice. You’ll examine the reasoning strategies used by clinicians to help you recognize the biases and errors that can negatively affect patient outcomes and review discussions of issues related to access to the healthcare system and how they affect patient choice. An emphasis on clinical reasoning, with a focus on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and its patient care management model of examination, decision-making, and intervention, illustrates the connections to other aspects of evidence-based practice. A wealth of clinical examples and case scenarios make every concept clear.