The development of evidence-based resources for cancer care




Poster session 3 Friday: Evidence Tools / Evidence synthesis - creation, publication and updating in the digital age


Friday 15 September 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00


All authors in correct order:

Peters M1, Stephenson M1
1 The Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author:

Micah Peters

Contact person:

Abstract text
Background: A central focus of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based, point-of-care resources for clinicians via the JBI Cancer Care Node.

Objectives: To establish a suite of evidence-based, point-of-care resources for clinicians to support the provision of best clinical practice and improved patient outcomes.

Methods: An international reference group of clinical experts, consumer representatives, and policy makers provide guidance regarding an agreed taxonomy of key areas for cancer care resource development and offer feedback, topic suggestions, and content for the node. Individual resources, including evidence summaries, recommended procedures, audit criteria, and information for health consumers are developed based upon systematic approaches. Systematic reviews and systematic review protocols developed based on JBI methodologies are also available via the node. Clinicians are trained and supported to use JBI resources in evidence implementation projects around the world.

Results: Covering a range of topics from screening to management of acute toxicity to survivorship care, as of 2017, there are 324 evidence summaries, 186 recommended practices, 38 consumer information sheets, 13 audits, 6 best-practice information sheets, 78 systematic review protocols, and 38 systematic reviews available online. Each resource is sent to over 30 international experts for feedback. Audits based on JBI tools have also led to improved clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Conclusions: This poster outlines the details and processes surrounding the development of the JBI Cancer Care Node and its contents into a resource to assist in the translation and implementation of evidence into practice for cancer care professionals.