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How does Knowledge translation relate to evidence-based practice?

The most common definition of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) describes the explicit use of current best evidence in making decisions about individual patient care. It means integrating research evidence, with clinicians’ expertise and patient values. Over the last 20 years, the

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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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Using clinical guidelines critically to define and measure best practice

Busy clinicians don’t have time to search for and appraise research articles; however many do use clinical guidelines to inform their practice. At the same time, we know that clinical guidelines do not always synthesise the highest quality research evidence

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Does research knowledge change clinical practice?

When we teach clinicians the skills of  evidence-based practice (EBP), we encourage them to search for and critically appraise research  evidence to answer their clinical questions. Then, we expect them to apply this research evidence to improve their clinical practice,

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5 components to exchange knowledge

Instead of being translated from research to practice, knowledge could be better conceptualised as being continually and dynamically exchanged. Circular models may not be sufficient to detail the complex exchange of different forms of knowledge that occur when identifying the

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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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Knowledge translation insights from management

Knowledge translation (KT) in healthcare is often criticised for being too linear. However, a lot of clinical research and healthcare literature is conceived and expressed in a linear fashion. Therefore, it is often challenging to recognise that the translation of

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Knowledge brokers – a solution for knowledge translation?

Can knowledge brokers help translate research evidence into practice – or do they add another cumbersome link to the chain of knowledge translation? This sounds very positive when you review the definition of knowledge brokers in health policy – they

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