Evidence-Based Approach and Psychosocial Practice

  • Ranjan Roy

Evidence-based approach to psychosocial problems has come under sustained exploration in the last decade or so. Although psychosocial issues do not have the refinement of medical diagnosis and treatment, they are nevertheless not unamenable to such scrutiny and desirable standard. First, we shall examine the applicability of evidence-based approach to the treatment of psychosocial problems. Second, we examine the problems associated with the classification (taxonomy) of psychosocial problems. Finally, we consider the question of appropriate therapies for treating the psychosocial problems.

Evidence-Based Practice and Its Relevance to Psychosocial Problems

In the past two decades or so evidence-based practice (EBP) in medicine has achieved a central place. In the medical literature, not too much criticism is found on EBP. Since Sackett’s seminal work in which he laid out the principles of EBP in the practice of medicine, it has gathered momentum in many health-related professions.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Roy
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  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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