“Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, its value and relevance in a particular context”*
Critical Appraisal Skills enable you to assess published papers so that you can decide if the results are useful for you and your patients.
The Library and Knowledge Service offers training sessions and a variety of resources to help you improve your Critical Appraisal skills.
*Burls, A. What is critical appraisal? (2009). London, Hayward Group.
The Clinical Librarian offers Critical Appraisal sessions tailored to the needs of your department. Training can be from 1 hour to half a day as required and can be delivered virtually or at a location to suit you.
Topics covered may include:
Reasons to have a journal club include:
The Clinical Librarian can help facilitate your journal club, providing support in the form of Critical Appraisal Training sessions, advice on how to set up your journal club and assistance with facilitation and access to journal articles and other useful resources.