Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Gaining Support and Momentum

Home Institution: Administrative Commitment 

Getting commitment from the administration is key to the success of an EIP program. Below are several examples and ideas to approach this topic.

Evidence Informed Practice as the Catalyst for Culture Change in CAM (2012)
This publication presents design concepts, analysis, and outcomes surrounding implementation of the EIP program Northwestern Health Sciences University. Several methods to gain broad institutional support are presented.

Ways of Knowing: Integrating Research Into CAM Education and Holism Into Conventional Health Professional Education (2008)
This publication discusses results from focus group discussions on EIP attitudes both for faculty and students at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Similarities and differences are noted.

Creating an "Evidence Based" Curriculum
This presentation (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) was delivered during a faculty development day to generate interest in EIP. Included are definitions, benefits, misconceptions and barriers to implementation. Survey data on faculty and student attitudes is also presented.

Mission and Vision Statement
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) gives an example of how EIP can be incorporated into the Mission and Vision for the institution.

Project Overview
This provides as overview of how to organize support for implementation. Document provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Developing an EBP Curriculum
This summary guide (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) walks the reader through a series of seven steps to develop an EBP curriculum and provides an excellent overview of the entire development process. Included are standards, competencies, examples of curricular integration, faculty training approaches, reference lists and strategic tips.

Institute of Evidence Based Chiropractic
This link, (provided through the National University of Health Sciences website) will take you to the Institute of Evidence Based Chiropractic. Here you will find support for the inclusion of EIP.

Evidence Based Practice Newsletter
This newsletter (available through the Palmer College of Chiropractic website) is designed for faculty and outlines involvement in EIP. The April 2013 issue outlines the faculty training programs for Palmer College of Chiropractic as well as the Evidence in Action Articles through the American Chiropractic Association.

Evidence in Action Newsletter
This newsletter (available through the Northwestern Health Sciences University website) outlines EIP effort throughout the institution. Several issues can be accessed here that include faculty feedback and EIP event information.

The Savvy Practitioner
Developed by the University of Western States, this newsletter provides an overview on various EBM topics applicable to faculty and clinicians. The link will take you to the EIP resource page, from there click through to the various editions of the Savvy Practitioner.

The Importance of Research Literacy
This collaborative webinar between the Massage Therapy Foundation and the NCBTMB, introduces the concepts of EIP, research literacy, and highlights several reasons for the inclusion of research and research literacy.

Student Ranking of "Evidence Informed Practice Guidelines"...
(provided courtesy of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) outlines ten EIP competencies and identifies the top three for various student cohorts at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

The Ethical Implications of Research and Education in the Massage Therapy Profession (2010)
This publication addresses common reasons research may be overlooked in clinical decision-making and examines the role of research in ethical practice.