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Editorial

The times they are a changing

Court, Anthea

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doi: 10.1097/01.JBI.0000396201.43432.b4
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nthea Court, Associate Director, Evidence Transfer and Utilisation

Aristotle told us “change in all things is sweet.” Well, you may notice quite a few changes in this issue of PACEsetterS!

Beginning with this issue, we have some terrific new columns such as ‘Ask Tiff’ and ‘GRIP Tips’, which we hope will provide readers with a chance to ask questions and share experiences of using evidence in practice.

Our Evidence Review Team share some of their experiences with summarising evidence in their new ‘COnNECT the Dots’ column and Roy Sneddon updates us on JBI membership in ‘RE: Members’. That's not all that's new. To round off the issue, we also have a new Allied Health Corner, which this issue reports on a new allied health journal club initiative.

Not everything is changing, though. We still have some interesting stories and profiles to accompany these exciting new columns. A highlight of this issue is our profile on the CHAIN initiative. We interviewed CHAIN founder David Evans to find out what CHAIN is all about and how it can be used to communicate with others on a range of evidence-based healthcare issues.

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Don't miss our interview with the extraordinary Sandra Nutley, who is changing lives and encouraging health professionals from across sectors to utilise evidence in their clinical decision-making.

New contributor, Phillip Thomas, outlines some great tips on searching for evidence to support your practice. This issue also features a beautiful pull out poster from the Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery.

Contemporary American writer Alice Walker once said that no person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. We hope that the changes we have made to PACEsetterS provide our readers with new opportunities to learn, share and expand their knowledge of evidence-based practice.

Enjoy the issue. Enjoy the changes. And as always, let us know what you think.

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