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The Internet: Can you get Away Without it? Supporting the Caring Professions in Accessing Research for Practice

Alice Moseley (Centre for Evidence‐Based Social Services, University of Exeter)

Journal of Integrated Care

ISSN: 1476-9018

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

This paper argues that staff in the caring professions wishing to use research evidence to inform their practice cannot afford to ignore the Internet, since it is far and away the best means of access to evidence there is. It also provides a description of and rationale for evidence‐based practice, and highlights the benefits of the Internet using examples of currently available research resources. However, the existing evidence from the social care field indicates poor levels of access to the Internet and other electronic research resources. The implications of this are discussed. It is suggested that appropriate training and support must be provided alongside better Internet access. The paper is set in the context of government initiatives encouraging e‐government.

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Citation

Moseley, A. (2004), "The Internet: Can you get Away Without it? Supporting the Caring Professions in Accessing Research for Practice", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769018200400021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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