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By Brian Corby

Within the glossy evidence-based perform debate, there are lots of claims (and counter-claims) concerning the merits of study and approximately its applicability to social paintings perform. This e-book tackles those debates on the way to clarifying the problems for college students and practitioners in social paintings and social care fields. entrance hide; part identify; name; replica correct; Acknowledgements; bankruptcy 1 Origins; bankruptcy 2 examine and social paintings - an uneasy alliance through the years; bankruptcy three the arrival of evidence-based practice?; bankruptcy four Paradigm wars; bankruptcy five baby care examine; bankruptcy 6 psychological future health; bankruptcy 7 Older humans and incapacity; bankruptcy eight figuring out the price of study; bankruptcy nine study into practice-barriers and possibilities; bankruptcy 10 Coming to conclusions; Notes; References; Index; again hide

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It is argued that it is important for practitioners of evidence-based medicine to be able to find out which studies, from the wide range that may have been conducted in the area about which they need information, are the most reliable. Systematic reviews are seen as the best means of doing this. The language is important. The use of the term `systematic' suggests an approach of greater efficiency and also of greater scientific value than that of more general literature or narrative reviews. Petticrew notes that `the systematic literature review is a method of locating, appraising and synthesising evidence' (2001: 98).

While the above cannot do full justice to the breadth and complexity of its development across all areas of social work, it does demonstrate the extent of the growth of research over the past 30 years. Social work research has been strongest in relation to services for children, benefiting from central government and voluntary body sponsorship. Other areas of social work present a more complex Research and social work ± an uneasy alliance over time 25 picture. Because social work `shares' much of its work with other professions, particularly in the health care field, a good deal of research that is relevant to it is produced by these other disciplines.

They also experienced problems with database use and critically analysing the results. e. practice teachers) had not been trained in this method of working. A final problem was the limited appeal of the evidence-based practice approach to students who were more concerned to develop direct practice skills. Certainly, this is an honest account of what might be deemed as work in progress, but it could be argued that the approach is too extreme and that the development of an evidence-based approach to practice needs to be carried out in a less wholesale way.

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