Discussion 1 Evidence-Based Practices

Discussion1: Evidence-Based Practices

Discussion1: Evidence-Based Practices

Beforereading the chapter, I defined best practiced as procedures that areaccepted and strategically designed to serve the specific needs ofthe target clients. Chapter of the book “Evidence-basedrehabilitation: A guide to practice” discuss the importance ofevidence-based practices, which refers to the practice of integratingthe best research available in the clinical expertise in the contextof the culture, characteristics, and the preferences of the clients(Law &amp MacDermid, 2014). From this definition, it is clear thatmy understanding of the best practices coincides with the readingsince the key issue is the effort and the intention to consider thespecific needs of the target clients. This is because organizationsare established and program designed to address the needs of thepopulation as a whole or a given segment that has a special need.

Althoughthe concepts of evidence-based practices and best practices aredifferent and may be applied independently, they tend to complementeach other, especially in the health care context. Evidence-basedpractice contributes towards the development of the best practicestrategies by helping the stakeholders identify the specific needs ofthe target clients through empirical research (Law &amp MacDermid,2014). A combination of the evidence-based practices and the conceptof the best practices ensure that all decisions are guided onempirical findings and evidence and not on trial and error orsubjective methods. Therefore, the idea of best practices fits intothe evidence-based practices in that the best practices requireevidence that is derived from empirical research.

Inconclusion, best practices are achieved when they meet the specificneeds of the target population. However, the needs of the clients areidentified and the prediction of the outcome of differentinterventions made using evidence that is obtained through research.


Law,M. &amp MacDermid, J. (2014). Evidence-basedrehabilitation: A guide to practice.Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.