Sandra Galvin and Shaun Treweek blog about the START competition that challenges children in Ireland's primary schools to become trialists and reflects on what they have achieved.
Category Archives: Understanding Evidence
Nurse Helen Cowan delves into the Cochrane Library to explore some 'known unknowns', and reflects on what practitioners might do when the evidence is equivocal, and what might bridge the evidence gap.
Sarah Chapman and Kit Byatt reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether a test and a treatment offered were in her best interests.
We Nurses founder Teresa Chinn reflects on how learning about Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts enabled her to challenge and change her patient's care.
Kirsty Marais from Alzheimer's UK goes behind the headlines that 1 in 3 dementia cases could be prevented, unpacking what the new Lancet Commission on Dementia found
Selena Ryan-Vig highlights some important considerations for reading research by looking at Cochrane evidence on cocoa and blood pressure
How would you not wish to die? Richard Lehman reflects on a discussion about advance decisions, evidence-based medicine and kindness.
In this blog for our #UnderstandingEvidence series, Matt Oxman talks about the Informed Health Choices project, which helps children sort the wheat from the chaff of evidence about treatment effects
Established practices may be so familiar that they aren’t questioned. They should be. We consider this here in an area of everyday nursing practice, pressure ulcer management, but hope this will be read in the context of other areas of healthcare.
Iain Chalmers, founding director of Cochrane UK, comments on a recent publication in which the authors claim that Cochrane's 1972 book 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' was the inspiration for both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Evidence-Based Medicine movement, and that neither movement has paid sufficient attention to Cochrane's reference to the importance of 'care' in health care.
In the final blog from our Understanding Evidence launch week, Martin Burton explores absence of evidence
In the fifth blog of our new series, Understanding Evidence, Lynda Ware gives us a flavour of how she's taking Cochrane to Community Halls