Evidence-based practice in health care
Evidence-based practice (EBP) in healthcare is very essential in health centers in promoting efficiency in decisions made regarding patients. EBP is reliable use of best, most effective evidence in making critical decisions about a specific patient. Most healthcare and caregiving centers state in their objectives to be practicing EBP. EBP involves four steps within decision making which include; Best patient values and circumstances, research evidence, clinical expertise evidence and finally information from the practice context a process termed as clinical reasoning (Hoffman, 2013). In this case, we consider the American Medical Association (AMA Alliance). This paper therefore, discusses more about evidence-based practice website as already named and more details concerning its vision, goals, objectives and many other information associated with the organization.
As per the website of the organization, it began its operation from the year 1922 and stands out as the leading representative for physician families. They cover all of the American physician families starting from training, practicing individuals untill the day one enter retirement. At first, it was a female organization which later diversified to accommodate all genders (Newell, & Burnard, 2015). Their concern is to bring together physician families in order to collaborate and advocate for better community health. Examples are seen from various patients whereby EBP ensures that the patients with COPD use oxygen. Infection control units are also evidence based practice examples as it hospital acquired infection is at high level.
EBP is evidenced in the mission and vision statement though it is not clearly stated out. AMA has a vision of being a recognized leader in community health resources and advocacy. Their mission is to connect physician families and collaborating to educate and advocate. In this area, Evidence-Based Practice is present in cases where they educate the community at the same time bringing practitioners together to bring out results based on research and practice. The organization work is not based on EBP since it is concerned at first at protecting the families and health of the practitioners (Hoffman, 2013). Their practices are not EBP based but rather concerned about health communities by educating the community and collaborating the practitioners and their families.
The information on the AMA alliance website has changed my perception of healthcare organizations. The organization not only advocates for the health caregivers live but also looks at bringing together physicians in order to educate and benefit the general community at large (Newell, & Burnard, 2015). The case of interacting for the benefit of the community changes my perception of healthcare organizations and gives a positive attitude towards such organizations.
In conclusion, Evidence-based practice ensures that patient values are the most unique preferances, patient’s expections and also concerns are given first priority. They ensure that these client’s preferences are directly brought to clinical attention.
Hoffman, T., Bennett, S., & Del Mar, C. (2013). The Evidence-based practice: across the health professions (2nd ed.). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier.
Newell, R., & Burnard, P. (2015). Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.