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Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence (PBE) are often viewed as mutually exclusive, when it may be beneficial to view these as complementary components of each other. Characterizing, assessing, and communicating scientific uncertainty is essential to critical thinking, decision making, and safety in clinical care. In the absence of evidence-based nutrition care guidelines and systematic reviews, food and nutrition practitioners must critically analyze the best available evidence, make conclusions on the strength of the evidence and decide whether to proceed with an intervention or consider alternatives. New research demonstrates RDNs have the critical thinking skills and tools to collect and analyze PBE and inform practice. We will present and demonstrate the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine's (DIFM's) Best Available Evidence Decision Tool, developed by a workgroup of DIFM members and the Academy's Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team, to improve nutrition care in cases of scientific uncertainty.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1070, 5200, 5420
- Identify the importance and prevalence of critical thinking skills and dispositions in providing nutrition care among experienced IFM RDNs.
- Describe procedures and tools to collect clinical data to support clinical decision making in practice.
- Use the newly developed DIFM Best Available Evidence Decision Tool to critically evaluate the "best available evidence," including single studies and practice-based evidence, for specific patient populations.
- Mary Beth Augustine, RDN, FAND
- Emily Goodman, MS, RDN
- Stephanie Harris, PhD, RDN
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