The Histories and Cultures of Evidence Utilisation: The Cases of Medical Oncology and Haematology

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dc.contributor.author Broom, A
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.editor Broom, A
dc.contributor.editor Adams, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Evidence-Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, 2012, 1st, pp. 97 - 114
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-7546-7981-3
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17772
dc.description.abstract As outlined in our introduction to this book, the idea of EBM or EBP for biomedical clinicians, is to apply the best evidence to the clinical condition the are presented with. However, while EBM may seem to be mere commonsense, in actuality, and partcularly in the context of specialties like medical oncology and haematology, it presents a plethora of ideological, epistemological and practical issues. We argue here that for oncology clinicians operating at a grassroots level there is often a disconnection between EBM (and processes of standardisation) and the actual character of contemporary oncological work (De Vries and Lemmens 2006). Furthermore, the very value judgements and subjectivities that often go unrecognised in an EBM framework are actually critically important skills in oncology and haematology practice (Tredaniel et al, 2005). In oncology such disjunctions are accentuated with the constant development of new interventions (Joannidis, Schmid and Lau 2000) combined with the ommpresent need to 'try new things' with potentially terminal patients where standard treatments do not work.
dc.publisher Ashgate
dc.title The Histories and Cultures of Evidence Utilisation: The Cases of Medical Oncology and Haematology
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Evidence-Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Farnham, Surrey, UK en_US
dc.publocation Farnham, Surrey, UK
dc.publocation Farnham, Surrey, UK
dc.identifier.startpage 97 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 114 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 121319
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
dc.edition 1st
dc.edition 1st
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords Leadership
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords transformational leadership
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research


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