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What do ethics have to do with evidence-based practice? I need to come up with examples and a solution. Evidence based practice is a new concept and I am wondering what the ethical implications are and vice versa.

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1. What do ethics have to do with evidence-based practice? I need to come up with examples and a solution. Evidence based practice is a new concepts and I am wondering what the ethical implications are and vice versa.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) refers to a decision-making process which integrates the best available research, clinician expertise, and client characteristics. In other words, EBP involves careful consideration of new information, methods, treatment and research findings in making decisions about how to best care for patients. It is based not only on the available evidence but also on patient characteristics, situations, and preferences. It recognizes that care is individualized and ever changing as new research, new clinician techniques or procedures or new client characteristics are empirically supported. This would mean that practice that is truly evidence-based will change alongside new incoming information and/or techniques. This is in opposition to rules of thumb, folklore, and tradition. Examples of a reliance on "the way it was always done" can be found in almost every ...

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