Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

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Evidence-Based-Practice (EBP) as defined by Craig & Smith, (2012), is a practice that is based on the best available evidence by integrating clinical experience, research information, patient values and expectations into clinical decision making. Moreover, utilizing EBP enhances the clinical performance by increasing confidence, flexibility, critical thinking and decision making skills (Hanberg & Brown, 2006). In addition, it promotes group cohesion and job satisfaction which result in improving the outcomes for individuals, groups and communities (Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, 2011). EBP differ from research, in which it implements critical thinking and reflection (T. Conner, 2014). Therefore, critical thinking is the process of combining