GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD

  • Speaker Type: NARM/MANA
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Dr. Courtney L. Everson is an Applied Medical Anthropologist with a long track record of community engagement, research, teaching, and leadership in health and human services, non-profit management, and higher education. Dr. Everson is currently appointed as a Researcher with Colorado State University (CSU) in the Social Work Research Center, School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Sciences. Prior to Colorado State University, Dr. Everson was the Dean of Graduate Studies and Academic Faculty at the Midwives College of Utah, the Vice President for the Association of Midwifery Educators, and on the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health representing Direct-Entry Midwifery. As a mixed methodologist, Dr. Everson's specializations include maternal-infant health; midwifery care; evidence-informed practice; and knowledge translation. Dr. Everson is also the Director of Research Education for the Midwives Alliance of North America Division of Research, a Research Working Group member of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, and a strategic consultant to higher education entities, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations on issues of equity, complex systems evaluation, and anti-oppression.

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Evidence-Informed Practice 101: The Foundational Framework
Evidence-informed practice is increasingly championed as a central framework in the health professions for facilitating shared-decision making, informed choice, and client-centered care. Also called “evidence-based practice” or “evidence-based care”, an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework rests at the triad intersection between the best available research, the midwife’s clinical experience, and the client’s individual needs, values, and context. In this session, we will explore the EIP cycle (Assess-Ask-Acquire-Appraise-Apply) using current midwifery clinical topics. Specifically, we will cover: developing comprehensive case studies; asking a foreground clinical question; developing a valid PICO; literature search techniques, sources, and key concepts; critical appraisal of published research; and holistic application of research to care. By the end of the session, participants will have the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to enact research fluency during midwifery service using the evidence-informed practice framework.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery
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Research Literacy & Community Birth: Applying Evidence-informed Practice during Clinical Care
Integrating research into care for community midwives is best accomplished through an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework. EIP rests at the triad intersection of the best available research, the midwife’s professional expertise, and the client’s individual needs and values. Building on the foundations of EIP laid in session one of the workshop series, in this second session, midwives will discover pragmatic strategies for integrating research into clinical practice flow in community birth settings. The purpose of this session is to equip community midwives with the tools and skills necessary for moving from “research in theory” to “research in the real world”. With an emphasis on practicality and models for the busy midwife, we will cover: preparing your practice for EIP integration; the research-practice work flow; point-of-care tools; CATs (critically appraised topics); academic program and community partnerships; social and cultural considerations in EIP; and the role of students/apprentices during EIP integration. Collectively, strategies taught will “come alive” as participants reflect on designing their own approach to EIP in clinical care, accounting for their unique practice model, clientele, and community birth settings.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery
Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Integrating Research into Midwifery Communities: Evidence-informed Practice in Action
Applying an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework is critical for optimizing care outcomes and integrating research into midwifery care. An EIP framework rests at the triad intersection between the best available research, the midwife’s professional expertise, and the client’s individual values and needs. As the final session in the workshop series, “Evidence-informed Practice: A Primer for Midwives”, this third session introduces midwives to the next level of EIP: integrating research into our collective efforts as a profession. The purpose of this session is to equip midwives with practical strategies for integrating research into their midwifery communities and to moving EIP into action on professional realms. Strategies to be taught include: integrating research into the peer review structure; clinical research roundtables; creating/participating in EIP journal clubs; using research to advance interprofessional collaboration; using research and a shared decision-making framework into regulatory rule making; and EIP considerations for advancing community health equity. Upon completion of this session, participants will be equipped with a foundational toolkit for using scientific evidence to inform midwifery excellence on community and professional realms.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery