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.
Category Archives: Understanding Evidence
Shaun Treweek points a finger at the thin evidence base for trial process decision-making and highlights a new funding initiative from the National Institute for Health Research that will help.
Katie Gillies and Derek Stewart, from the PRioRiTy II group, highlight the need for the identification of a national research agenda on retention to clinical trials developed and prioritised by all relevant stakeholders.
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.
TaskExchange has launched new features especially for evidence newcomers! TaskExchange is Cochrane’s online platform that connects people needing help...
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.
In this blog introduced by Rufaro Ndokera, trainees Eoin and David talk about their experiences of systematic review writing so far.
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.
Read about Cochrane’s new citizen science platform and their fast, furious and successful their recent 48 hour citation screening challenge!
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