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Social Work Practice II: Finding Systematic Reviews

What is Systematic Reviewing?

What is systematic reviewing?"
Overview from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.

Evidence-Based Practice

"Evidence-Based Practice," Jeffrey M. Jenson and Matthew O. Howard. Encyclopedia of Social Work. 2008. "Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a five-step process used to select, deliver, and evaluate individual and social interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating client problems and social conditions. At its most basic level, EBP seeks to systematically integrate evidence about the efficacy of interventions in clinical decision-making." More

Systematic Reviews

Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based Practice.
Denise E. Bronson and Tamara S. Davis. New York, Oxford University Press, 2012.
Part of the Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods series. Available?
"Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: Choices Ahead"
Eileen Gambrill. Research on Social Work Practice 16(3), May 2006, pp.338-357.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted access
The Cochrane Library
Six databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Reviews assess the evidence for and against the effectiveness of specific healthcare interventions. Reviews include a summary of research results from random controlled trials, the group's meta-analysis, and links to references. Rutgers-restricted Access
The Role of Systematic Reviews and the Campbell Collaboration in the Realization of Evidence-Informed Practice
Aron Shlonsky et.al. Clinical Social Work Journal 39 (4), December 2011, pp. 362-368. Rutgers-restricted Access
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
Searchable database of interventions for the preventon and treatment of mental and substance use disorders from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Health Care: Evidence-based Practice: Mental Health Conditions & Substance Abuse
Reports from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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