Tips for teaching evidence-based medicine in a clinical setting: lessons from adult learning theory. Part two

J R Soc Med. 2008 Nov;101(11):536-43. doi: 10.1258/jrsm.2008.080713.


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the clinical use of current best available evidence from relevant, valid research. Provision of evidence-based healthcare is the most ethical way to practise as it integrates up-to-date patient-oriented research into the clinical decision-making to improve patients' outcomes. This article provides tips for teachers to teach clinical trainees the final two steps of EBM: integrating evidence with clinical judgement and bringing about change.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / methods*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
  • Humans
  • Obstetrics / education*
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Program Evaluation
  • Teaching / methods*