Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[EQ] Using evidence: Advances and debates in bridging health research and action

Using evidence:
Advances and debates in bridging health research and action

Renée Lyons, professor and Canada Research Chair, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC), Dalhousie University

This monograph grew out of a symposium on health and knowledge translation (KT) held at
13 Norham Gardens at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

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“….Global health issues, such as access to clean air and water, obesity, poverty and health, cardiovascular disease prevention, and clinical effectiveness, need high quality evidence so that problems can be understood and addressed.

There is a widespread belief that research evidence can and should be used more effectively in health-related decision-making – from broad government actions that have an impact on health, to practitioner decisions in clinical and public health practice (Kerner, 2005). A major development in health research over the past 10 years has been the growth in knowledge translation (KT) and the diffusion and use of research…..”


Part 1. An introduction to knowledge translation: fulfilling the promise of health research (Lyons)

Part 2. Implementation of evidence: macro level approaches to knowledge utilization

Development of a European implementation score for measuring implementation of research into health care practice: the European implementation score collaboration (Heuschmann et al.)

The NICE implementation programme: strategies and challenges in the implementation of health evidence. A national perspective (Leng)
Developing and transferring evidence into practice: NICE or nasty? Reflections on NICE to develop and implement public health guidance (Foster)

Part 3. Evidence use in action: engaging users

The “lean” approach to evidence-based surgical safety (McCulloch and Catchpole)..

Conservation of resources theory and knowledge translation: A Canada-U.S.collaboration (Alvaro)

Using knowledge translation to transform the fundamentals of care: the older person and improving care (Topic 7) project (Kitson et  al)
Evidence-based health care and the implementation gap (Dopson)

Part 4. Commentaries

Deciding when to “mind the gap”: considering context in action (Harris)

Does the concept of KT capture the complexity between research and practice?

Cause and effect (Smith)

Evidence, patient experience and research (Locock and Ziebland)

Expanding the notion of evidence-based practice in nursing (Hinkle)

KT as relational transformation (Duck)

Part 5. Discussants

Alastair Buchan

J.A. Muir Gray

Susan Law



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