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Guide complements the orientation session librarians offer to the incoming dietetic interns.

Databases for EBP Research

Evidence-Based Practice

EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills. The patient brings to the encounter his or her own personal preferences and unique concerns, expectations, and values. The best research evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. (Sackett D, 2002)

For more information on EBP, see this research guide from Duke University: