McMaster University

Workshop - Overview

Workshop Format

Decisions about practice, program development, and policy making confront those involved with health care on a daily bases. Such decisions may include interpreting diagnostic tests, identifying the harm associated with a particular treatment, understanding the course of a disease in a specific patient, determining the effectiveness of interventions, or establishing the cost and consequences many other clinical decision. The EIDM Workshop focuses on helping participants to engage in decision making that is informed by the purposeful and systematic use of the best available evidence.

Potential Small Groups May Include:

  • Advanced Practice Nurses (APN's) - APN's, educators, administrators, and policy makers seeking to expand and further their EIDM skills related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of APN roles.
  • Faculty - Faculty in academic settings who are interested in learning more about critical appraisal skills, knowledge translation and exchange or EIDM, as well as teaching strategies.
  • General Nursing - Nurses from a clinical nursing area interested in learning more about critical appraisal skills and/or transferring research into EIDM and practice.
  • Library Services - Librarians or other health professionals who need to understand and enhance their role in EIDM for both their users' and their own practice.
  • Public Health - Individuals currently working in a public health setting who are looking to increase their skills in critical appraisal and EIDM or who have a responsibility for program planning or knowledge translation and exchange in their organization.