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Applied Health Sciences: A Guide to McFarlin Library Resources: Evidence Based Practice

This Research Guide will introduce you to the sources available at McFarlin Library for conducting research in the Applied Health Sciences field.

What is Evidence Based Practice?

"Evidence-based practice (EBP), sometimes referred to as evidence-based nursing, is a problem-solving approach to clinical care that utilizes current best evidence from well-designated  studies, a clinician’s expertise, and patient values and preferences."

(Fitzpatrick, J. J., Carpenter, R., & Smith, M. J. (2015). Encyclopedia of Nursing Education. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. p 144.)


EBP Tutorial (Duke University) LINK

Cochrane Library

Ace Star Model

Johns Hopkins Model

ARCC Model


Iowa Model

Stetler Model

Caledonian Model

i-PARIHS Framework Model