Evidence based practice is providing healthcare that has been tested, studied and proven to be safe, as well as the best thing to do for the patient. The internet has a vast amount of information but is not always reliable, making it difficult for individuals to access reliable facts.
The opposition of vaccinations has existed since they were first developed and with the publication of just ONE article, which has been overwhelmingly discredited, many parents continue to refuse to vaccinate their children. Vaccinations are the number one defense (and as in the case of small pox, the only defense) against preventable disease yet there are thousands of “parents against vaccination” sites on the Web. After reading Tyler, and Vaccination and the Health Care Worker, do a Google search on parents against vaccinations (remember, you can use vaccination and immunization interchangeably). Prepare a pro versus con list of the information and defend the sources’ reliability. Along with that, imagine you have a family member who is against immunizations, use the knowledge you have gained to develop an evidence based instruction sheet for them with the goal being to change their view.
Requirements for organization and presentation of each paper:
• Expected length: two pages, double spaced, Ariel font size 12, one inch margins,
• Title page (no abstract needed)
• Use your textbook AND an additional source from the NAU library
• Summarize your research; do not copy word for word from the book, the internet, or any other source (plagiarism policies will be enforced).
• Include a reference page at the end of your essay. Properly cite and reference all sources using proper APA format.
• Post your file in the appropriate dropbox before Sunday at midnight.
Submit this assignment to the dropbox “LP08.2 Assignment: Evidence Based Practice.” You can navigate to this dropbox by clicking the “next” arrow at the top right of your screen. This assignment is worth 30 points and will be graded according to the scoring guide below.