Discussion question

According to the opening paragraph of the assigned article, “4 Ways to Make Evidence-Based Practice the Norm in Health Care,” it can take “hospitals and clinics about 17 years to adopt a practice or treatment after the first systematic evidence shows it helps patients.” Discuss why you think many health care practitioners are often unwilling to change practice patterns based on research findings. Some practitioners criticize evidence-based practice as “cookbook care.” Considering these perceptions, how would you utilize your education and experiences in planning the implementation of a major change?