6.1 Analyse how evidence-based practice can be used to inform your practice

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: Be able to use evidence-based practice
Assessment criteria: 6.1 Analyse how evidence-based practice can be used to inform your practice

  • Evidence-based practice is the “integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.” (NHS)
  • The way that you work and the decisions you make should be backed up by evidence
  • This ensures that you provide service users with the best possible support and are able to justify your decisions when things do not go to plan
  • Evidence may be obtained by reading industry journals, research papers, studies and statistics

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