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.
Tag: 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.
Cochrane Engage (formerly known as TaskExchange) has new features, especially for evidence newcomers! Past last updated 22 March 2023. Cochrane Engage is Cochrane’s online platform that connects people needing help on health evidence projects (Cochrane and non-Cochrane) with people who have the time and skills to help out. So far, hundreds of people have gained […]
In this blog, three Cochrane review authors share the latest evidence on dressings and topical agents for pressure ulcers.
Selena Ryan-Vig highlights some important considerations for reading research by looking at Cochrane evidence on cocoa and blood pressure
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
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 a blog in our Understanding Evidence series, Martin Burton explores absence of evidence
In the 3rd blog of our Understanding Evidence series, Selena Ryan-Vig introduces Students 4 Best Evidence, a blogging network by and for students interested in evidence-based healthcare