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Learning experiences from translating knowledge

Here’s a quick summary from 2 wonderful presenters during last week’s module “Knowledge into Action” I suggest that these shared learnings might be a useful guide to check individual progress during projects that aim to use research evidence to improve

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Stakeholders: key to understanding context?

How should you decide which aspects of context to analyse in order to apply research to improve clinical practice? Can I suggest that stakeholders who have high interest, influence and power are best able to identify the key aspects of

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Posted in clinical practice, context, culture, evidence, health care services, improvement, leadership

Is there evidence for leadership in healthcare?

The concept of leadership is considered important for clinical practice, but the research evidence for the benefits of leadership, particularly on patient care are sparse. There are some explanations for this… The management literature is heavy with theoretical articles describing

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Posted in clinical outcomes, clinical practice, evidence, healthcare professional, leadership, management

What is evidence?

Over the last 20 years, in the world of evidence-based health care, there are running debates about what constitutes evidence and hidden assumptions in the way the word evidence is used.  In defining this word, it is important to recognise

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knowledge to change practice

Recognising different types of knowledge helps to explain some of the difficulties of changing practice. I will summarise an impressive conceptual article that sadly, is not available via open access.  If we think about knowledge in its broader sense, it

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Using research in clinical practice

Research findings need to be translated into information that is meaningful for clinicians, managers, policy makers, patients and their families. There is a need to exchange and transform knowledge between those producing and using it. Not only do clinicians need

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