Evidence Based Practice
Occupational Therapy Australia supports members to provide evidence-based practice by providing access to a range of Research Resources, including international OT journals and online databases.
Members can access these Research Resources here.
Members may also wish to access the resources from the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE). As stated on its home page iCAHE’s mission and work is ‘…to contribute to better health and wellbeing for all through evidence-based allied health care".
iCAHE works locally, nationally, and globally to create new knowledge and translate evidence into safe, quality health care. We partner with researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, government, industry, professional and consumer groups and the broader community.
iCAHE provides a wide range of tools, services and resources to support health practitioners, service managers, policy makers, consumer representatives and researchers translate evidence into policy and practice’. (International Centre for Allied Health Evidence retrieved 29/11/18 ).
The iCAHE has several freely available resources on evidence-based practice (EBP). OTA members might be interested in the EBP short course in the iCAHE’s learning hub. They have also developed a short course in undertaking a literature search.
If you prefer to listen to webinars than work through a self-paced workbook try out the EBP webinars available in the learning library along with webinars on research methodology. iCAHE have plenty of pages to explore on outcome measures and critical appraisal tools. iCAHE has a plethora of resources available for clinicians to access to support their practice and learning. Please explore their pages!
OTA is collaborating with iCAHE to deliver monthly journal clubs: Tea pOT talks.
Tea pOT talks will answer a clinical question through review of relevant literature to focus in on an article that best addresses the question being asked. iCAHE will provide a summary of the article which enables clinicians in the session to explore translation to practice opportunities and/ or hurdles.
Tea pOT talks aim to be time efficient, available to all, evidence based and collaborative. Tea pOT talks will be limited to 20 participants per session/series to enable whole group discussion and participation. Participants must be occupational therapists and can be at any stage of their career.
The next Tea pOT talk is on 27 October, to find out more or to register click here.
EBP Webinar Recordings
We also have a number of recorded webinars on evidence-based practice available via Vimeo below: