Clinical practice guideline or policy document :Healthcare organisation
There is a professional and societal expectation that health care be based on the best available evidence, and in an effort to ensure best practice, organisations develop policies, procedures or clinical practice guidelines to regulate clinical practice. While institutional documents have a perceived high level of authority, it is not always clear to clinicians whether such documents are based on the best available evidence. In this assessment you are required to select from your health care organisation one area of clinical practice that is regulated by either a clinical practice guideline or policy document and examine the authority of this document in relation to the current literature. It is expected that you will: write a focused clinical question relating to one aspect of clinical practice; describe your well-designed, logical and comprehensive search strategy and its output; provide an annotated bibliography of at least five articles that specifically address your clinical question; and discuss your perception of the strength of your chosen guideline or document, based on current evidence. You must also submit the guideline/policy document that you are referring to.