Logical Alternatives to Aphasia Therapy when Evidence-Based Research is Lacking (Clinical Note *) (Report)

Logical Alternatives to Aphasia Therapy when Evidence-Based Research is Lacking (Clinical Note *) (Report)

Speech-language pathologists should always provide evidence-based therapies for their aphasic patients. Unfortunately, there is not always evidence-based research demonstrating effective treatment approaches for each type of aphasia, modalities of deficits, and individual patient variables related to age, gender, education, etiology, and other diversity issues. This article discusses clinical syllogisms related to intuition, authority, and relative […]

Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Dementia: Educating Caregivers on Alzheimer's Disease and Training Communication Strategies (Clinical Report)

Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Dementia: Educating Caregivers on Alzheimer’s Disease and Training Communication Strategies (Clinical Report)

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), its Special Interest Division 2 (SID-2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders), and the Veterans Administration (VA) collaborated to establish evidence-based practice guidelines for speech-language pathologists working with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A writing committee was formed and generated […]

Evidence-Based Practice for the Use of External Aids As a Memory Compensation Technique (Ancds Bulletin Board)

Evidence-Based Practice for the Use of External Aids As a Memory Compensation Technique (Ancds Bulletin Board)

This article is one of a series of publications by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) on evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical management of neurogenic communication disorders. The EBP project was initiated in 1997 with the creation of expert committees charged with reviewing the literature in order to develop evidence-based clinical […]

Hospital Librarians' Perceptions Related to Evidence-Based Health Care (Brief Communications) (Report)

Hospital Librarians’ Perceptions Related to Evidence-Based Health Care (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION According to the 2006 needs assessment conducted by the Hospital Libraries Section (HLS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA), 30.4% of the members responding to the assessment considered evidence-based medicine (EBM) the most important issue they would face in their workplace over the next three years [1]. The responsibilities and support systems of hospital […]

Developing and Using a Rubric for Evaluating Evidence-Based Medicine Point-Of-Care Tools (Report)

Developing and Using a Rubric for Evaluating Evidence-Based Medicine Point-Of-Care Tools (Report)

INTRODUCTION Health care providers require quick retrieval of information to efficiently answer questions related to patient care [1]. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) tools, designed for use at the point of care (POC), meet these needs by providing high-quality and synthesized information at the patients’ “bedside” [2]. To support clinical information needs, medical and hospital libraries may […]

Clinical Judgement & Evidence-Based Medicine: Time for Reconciliation (Report)

Clinical Judgement & Evidence-Based Medicine: Time for Reconciliation (Report)

Clinicians in the traditional mold, and more recently trained physicians who subscribe to the tenets of evidence-based medicine (EBM), often hold diametrically opposite viewpoints when making patient management decisions. These differences of opinion often appear irreconcilable and cause considerable animosity between otherwise well-intentioned professionals. Arguments are designed to pit the nebulous notion of “clinical judgment” […]