Communication is critical when providing patient care. Health care providers and patientsmust be on the same page when it comes to implementing evidence-based practice. One barrier to implementation of EBP is miscommunication. According to the University of New South Wales (n.d.), some of the problems include language barriers, poor explanation, and unclear advising. Strategies to overcome these problems include the use of translators and communication skills training.Another barrier that may affect evidence-based practice is mistrust in the research. According to Foster (2015), many health care providers tend to depend on their own experiences as they mistrust the research study behind evidence-based practice. In order to overcome this barrier, health care provides must be able to trust the research and keep an open mind. Translating and communicating EBP research in a brief summary and highlighting how this research fits the wider context using straight-forward language with references, statistics, and examples to relate to current patient practice will enable healthcare providers to increase their knowledge of current EBP and apply these practices to patient care. It has been repeatedly
proven through data and patient outcomes that evidence-based practice is the best, recommended, and only practice that must be provided to patients.ReferenceMeInyk,B. (2016). Widespread Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices Is Essential for a GrowingMedicare Population. Retrieved from -management/2016/may-2016/widespread-adoption-of-evidence-based-practices-is-essential-for-a-growing-medicare-populationDuquesne University. (N.D.). The Critical Role of Evidence-Based Practice in Today’s Healthcare. Retrieved from: -based-practice-in-todays-healthcare/Foster, R. (2015). Barriers and Enablers to Evidence-Based Practices. Retrieved from: The University of New South Wales. (N.D.). Barriers to EBP in Optometry and Eye Health Care.Retrieved from:
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