We provide you with the best available evidence to inform your clinical decision-making at the point of care. Prof Alan Pearson, JBI
Our newest resource is the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), the international not-for-profit, research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
JBI and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally and includes:
- Translational Science
- Synthesis Science
- Implementation Science
- Software for health professionals
- Promoting evidence-based practice
From their website (http://joannabriggs.org/about.html):
Our Name: Joanna Briggs was the first matron of Royal Adelaide Hospital. As the Institute is located at the hospital and had an original focus on nursing, it seemed fitting and appropriate to name it after an individual who had been involved in the hospital.
Our Logo: The JBI logo is a pebble dropping into water. It is a metaphor for the process of knowledge sharing and practice change and how a single act or piece of information can be a powerful catalyst for continuous change.
History: To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Institute a book was published which overviews the establishment of the Joanna Briggs Institute and its rapid development as an international leader in the promotion and facilitation of evidence-based health care. Jordan, Z., Donnelly, P and Pittman, E (2006) A short history of a big idea: The Joanna Briggs Institute 1996 – 2006, Ausmed Publications, Melbourne, Australia Available from Ausmed.
Learn More! Explore this new resource and go the the Library homepage, click on >>Library Quick Links, then on >>Databases – Alphabetic.