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Journal Club or mad hatter's tea party - Divall & Reid


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Journal Club or mad hatter's tea party - Divall & Reid

  1. 1. Journal Club or Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? Pip Divall & Cali Reid University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  2. 2. Objectives By the end of the session attendees will be able to • Describe the usefulness of a clinical journal club • Apply de Bono’s Thinking Hats principles in a journal club setting
  3. 3. Journal Clubs • Highlight new findings. • Teach practitioners how to search for interesting articles representing the best evidence to inform clinical practice. • Encourage practitioners to read and appraise publications critically and give them the ability to do so. • Encourage practitioners to do applied clinical research and to show them how. • Improve debating skills, demonstrate leadership skills, and aid peer mentorship. Aronson JK. Journal Clubs: 2. Why and how to run them and how to publish them BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 2017;22:232-234.
  4. 4. 6 Thinking Hats Edward de Bono, 1985
  5. 5. The ANP Journal Club • Advanced Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have done extra training and academic qualifications to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems.
  6. 6. The Problem • What is the most effective treatment for a first time patella dislocation in adults and children?
  7. 7. The Process • Clinical Librarian undertook search • Sent abstracts, summary and search strategy • ANP selected 6 articles for discussion & sent to team • Copyright licensing allowed multiple copies
  8. 8. Over to you • Read the systematic review you’ve been given • Use the appraisal tool [if needed]
  9. 9. The Hats
  10. 10. Feedback • Which hat was the easiest to “wear”? • Which hat was most difficult? • Did this help the decision making process?
  11. 11. Questions
  12. 12. Summary • de Bono’s Thinking Hats have proved a useful tool for the ANP journal club • Evidence based healthcare is supported by regular scrutiny of the status quo
  13. 13. Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager Cali Reid, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  14. 14. Pip Divall Clinical Librarian UHL NHS Trust Email: pip.divall@uhl- Telephone: 0116 2502309 Twitter: @pipdivall Cali Reid Advanced Nurse Practitioner UHL NHS Trust Email: cali.reid@uhl-