Understanding and using evidence in practice improves health care delivery (Lugtenberg, Burgers, & Westert, 2009), reduces errors, and increases professional identity. Despite the call for increased use of evidence in occupational therapy decision making and positive attitudes of therapists toward use of evidence in practice), evidence based practice (EBP) is perceived by clinicians as time consuming and difficult due to lack of knowledge and/or resources (Humphries, et al, 2000; Bennett et al, 2003).
Recommended CitationVause-Earland, MS, OTR/L, Tracey and Herge, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, E. Adel, "Bridging the Evidence Gap: The Role of Fieldwork Students" (2014). Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations. Paper 13.