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Research Article  |   March 2005
A Holistic Approach To Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Perri Stern, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Duquesne University, John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282; stern@duq.edu
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Occupational Therapy Education
Research Article   |   March 2005
A Holistic Approach To Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2005, Vol. 59, 157-164. doi:10.5014/ajot.59.2.157
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2005, Vol. 59, 157-164. doi:10.5014/ajot.59.2.157
Abstract

Articles pertaining to evidence-based practice have become increasingly visible in occupational therapy literature. Authors have defined and described evidence-based practice for occupational therapy (Lloyd-Smith 1997; Taylor 1997), identified resources that therapists can draw upon to inform their practice (Hayes & McGrath, 1998; Lieberman & Scheer, 2002), and articulated strategies to gather research evidence in practice (Tickle-Degnen 2000a; Unsworth, 2000). As associate editor of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Forum, Tickle-Degnen has also written a series of articles that explain how to engage clients in the research process, and communicate research evidence to clients and families (1998, 2002).