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WA Group for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice

Located at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, the Western Australian Group for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice is associated with Curtin University, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and King Edward Memorial Hospitals and collaborates with the Joanna Briggs Institute.

The group undertakes a range of practice-oriented research activities to improve the effectiveness of nursing practice and health care outcomes, with a particular focus on the health of women and children. To achieve this aim, the group carries out a range of activities that focus on an evidence based approach to women and children’s health by:

  • conducting systematic reviews and analyses of the research literature;
  • collaborating with expert researchers and clinicians to facilitate the development of Best Practice Information Sheets based on the systematic review of the research;
  • participating in the dissemination and implementation of Best Practice Information Sheets and evaluating their impact on nursing and midwifery practice;
  • promoting and delivering short courses in evidence based nursing and midwifery for nursing clinicians, nursing researchers, nursing managers and nursing teachers; and
  • contributing to cost effective health care through the promotion of evidence based nursing and midwifery practice.