Debates in Dysphagia Management: How Do You Use Evidence-Based Practice in Your Dysphagia Patient Care? Evidence-based practice requires astute clinicians to blend our best clinical judgment with the best available external evidence and the patient's own values and expectations. Sometimes, we value one more than another during clinical decision-making, though it is never wise to do so, and sometimes other factors that we are unaware ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2011
Debates in Dysphagia Management: How Do You Use Evidence-Based Practice in Your Dysphagia Patient Care?
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  • Jeri A. Logemann
    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neurology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
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Article   |   December 01, 2011
Debates in Dysphagia Management: How Do You Use Evidence-Based Practice in Your Dysphagia Patient Care?
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2011, Vol. 20, 121-123. doi:10.1044/sasd20.4.121
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2011, Vol. 20, 121-123. doi:10.1044/sasd20.4.121

Evidence-based practice requires astute clinicians to blend our best clinical judgment with the best available external evidence and the patient's own values and expectations. Sometimes, we value one more than another during clinical decision-making, though it is never wise to do so, and sometimes other factors that we are unaware of produce unanticipated clinical outcomes. Sometimes, we feel very strongly about one clinical method or another, and hopefully that belief is founded in evidence. Some beliefs, however, are not founded in evidence. The sound use of evidence is the best way to navigate the debates within our field of practice.

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