My experience in teaching colleagues EBM is that answers to background questions can be very usefull in making practical decisions, especially in learners. However even with back ground questions aggregated evidence, for example guidelines can be very instrumental.
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From: Piersante Sestini <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009 10:17 am
Subject: Re: The EBM curriculum - revising the Sicily statement
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> I agree with your practical points. But just because they are
> they have more background questions that foreground ones.
> So first of all they need to learn how to deal with the need for
> knowledge (that is, background questions), rather than than to dig
> into foreground questions from the start, as may be could be suitable
> for old hands.
> Piersante Sestini
> Martin Dawes, Dr. wrote:
> > I think we need to be clear what the teaching objectives are for the
> > learner groups
> > If we want people to practice EBP then they need to have great E-B
> > (pre-appraised) resources at their fingertips, plus a raft of other
> > items - the ready prepared meal approach