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Midwifery Resources: EBP/EIDM

EBP/EIDM: Midwifery at McMaster

A Venn diagram of Evidence-Informed Decision MakingEvidence-Based Practice (EBP) OR Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) is a broad concept referring to the incorporation of valid and relevant external evidence during the decision making process.

In midwifery, such evidence is most commonly found in high-quality research studies that can be applied to the specific patient or population being considered.  

As McMaster Midwifery students, the concept of EIDM runs through all aspects of your academic curriculum: from theory to research to clinical decision-making and beyond.

The resources available at the Health Sciences Library can help you find the best available evidence to support these processes, but this is only one piece of the EIDM puzzle (See Fig. 1)

Searching the Evidence

EBP/EIDM is a five-step process (Fig, 2).  At HSL we facilitate the acquisition of information stage, helping users formulate answerable questions and decide what level of evidence best suits their needs (Fig. 3)

Two diagrams, one of the 5 step process of EIDM and the other of the 6S hierarchy of evidence

Just for Fun!

Some Studies That I Like to Quote by James McCormack

Viva La Evidence! by James McCormack

Off-Campus Access

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