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Social Work (HE): Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based Practice

Evidence Based Practice is about using the best available evidence on the effectiveness of social and healthcare interventions as a basis for professional decision-making, along with the practitioner's expertise and the client's expectations and values.   The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) says that social workers should “make use of research to inform practice” There is an interesting discussion of Evidence-Based Practice by Community Care Inform here which is worth reading for a good discussion on the topic. 

There are a number of databases which provide access to up-to-date research in Social Work which you can use to ensure you are finding the best information possible. When undertaking research, you should understand that you are looking at different ideas and practices to inform your own practice, rather than finding a single solution for a problem.

The following databases can be used to find this information.

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