Interdisciplinary evidence-based practice: Moving from silos to synergy

Robin P. Newhouse, Bonnie Spring

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Abstract

Despite the assumption that health care providers work synergistically in practice, professions have tended to be more exclusive than inclusive when it comes to educating students in a collaborative approach to interdisciplinary evidence-based practice (EBP). This article explores the state of academic and clinical training regarding interdisciplinary EBP, describes efforts to foster interdisciplinary EBP, and suggests strategies to accelerate the translation of EBP across disciplines. Moving from silos to synergy in interdisciplinary EBP will require a paradigm shift. Changes can be leveraged professionally and politically using national initiatives currently in place on improving quality and health care reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-317
Number of pages9
JournalNursing outlook
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

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