Hi, my name is Nan Bernstein Ratner.
I'm here to discuss the topic of bridging our mandates,
evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care.
I happened to work at the University of Maryland.
And, if you have any questions after this,
you can reach me at the e-mail that I've listed below.
I'm going to start first by explaining the purpose of this talk.
First, what I want to do is fully flesh out what evidence-based practice is and
what it means for practicing speech-language pathologist or NSLT.
And then, I want to introduce a second notion,
patient-centered care and how that can lead to
differences in how you might treat a particular patient, and then finally,
I'm going to talk a little bit about practice-based evidence,
which is how to gather site specific information to do better evidence-based practice.
But first, I'll start by reviewing the principles of evidence-based practice.
I think everybody thinks they understand it.
It's a very common test question,
but I thought it would be useful to take a moment to review
its principles before going on.