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A Short History of a Big Idea

A Short History of a Big Idea

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This book overviews the establishment of the Joanna Briggs Institute and its rapid development as an international leader in the promotion and facilitation of evidence-based health care.

  • Edited By: Zoe Jordan, Pauline Donnelly, Elizabeth Pittman
  • Published Date: March 31, 2007
  • Publisher: Ausmed Publications
  • ISBN: 0-9775152-0-3

Overview

This book overviews the establishment of the Joanna Briggs Institute and its rapid development as an international leader in the promotion and facilitation of evidence-based health care. Medical, nursing and allied health practices have traditionally been founded on knowledge and expertise handed down from predecessors. It is now recognised that effective, appropriate professional practice is based on sound evidence provided through research.

Today JBI remains the only organisation in the world actively involved in the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence for clinical decision-making. A Short History of a Big Idea is a record and a celebration of the Institute’s evolution, its successes and its failures, its connection with service, its methodological development and its international growth across 38 countries in all five continents of the world.

Key Features

  • Documents and reviews the birth and development of the Joanna Briggs Institute during the first decade of its existence
  • The text is enhanced by rich insights and commendable honesty
  • Describes high and low moments, successes and failures
  • Encapsulates the essential close relationship between nursing research, nursing education and nursing practice

About the Editors

Zoe Jordan

Zoe has been actively involved in the field of health research and communication for the last seven years. She has a Master of Arts (Communication Studies), in which much of her work was focused on the use of the mass media for the effective and accurate transfer of information. She is currently the Manager of Communications at The Joanna Briggs Institute.

Pauline Donnelly

Pauline is a registered nurse with extensive experience in health services delivery, management and public administration. She has a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Health Administration degree and main areas of practice have been in community health and aged care in the United Kingdom; she also spent a number of years working in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.

Elizabeth Pittman

Elizabeth has a background in nursing and a doctorate in education from Melbourne University. In 2002 she retired as the director of the continuing and distance education unit at LaTrobe University. She is now an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is also a member of the Mental Health Research and Ethics Committee at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.


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