Evidence-Based practice paper on COVID-19

Evidence-Based Practice Paper (20 points; Due Date: 11.59 pm, Sunday/June 21stvia canvas):Evidence-based practice (EBP) is one of the guiding principles and a core competency of social work. EBP is also referred to as research-informed practice. The topic of EBP is covered in your textbook in the following chapters: Chapter 1 Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare (page 25 &Highlight 1.5/page 32) and Chapter 4 Process of Generalist Practice (pages 120-121). In addition, the instructor has provided a link for a podcast on this topic in Module 2/Week 2. The podcast is titled -“The Process of Evidence-Based Practice” http://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/2011/03/process-of-evidence-based-practice.htmlGiven the context of COVID-19, there is an urgent need for social workers to equip themselves with evidence regarding different aspects of the current pandemic and to use that knowledge to inform their practice. Related to this, write a paper on EBP that includes the following 4 items.1.What is Evidence-based Practice as it relates to Social Work? (5 points)i.Use your book chapters (Chapter 1 & 4) and the podcast noted above to answer this question.2.What is COVID-19? What are 2 key lessons that can be learnt from past Influenza Pandemics? (5 points)i.Use the latest report titled “COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint” put together by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota to answer this question. Here is the link for the report -https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/cidrap-covid19-viewpoint-part1_0.pdf3.What do current data show us in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and in Florida, and number of COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. and Florida? (5 points)i.Use the following article to get the latest data to answer this question –“Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count” -https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html4.Given the knowledge/evidence gained from the above sources, what are 5 relevant resources that the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is offering to support social workers in their practice with individuals, families and communities? (5 points)i.Use the following page from the NASWwebsiteto answer this question -https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Infectious-Diseases/Coronavirus•The EBP paper should be written in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, pages numbered, APA 7thedition style, with correct spelling and grammatical form. In addition to the 4 pages of the paper itself, a cover page will be attached in front, andreference page identifying the sourcesread will be attached at the end (total of 6 pages). •If you need help with APA 7thedition style then please take a look at Purdue OWL -https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html•For help with writing, please check out the services that USF library has made available during the current pandemic context -https://guides.lib.usf.edu/continuity

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