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dc.contributor.authorLeahey, M
dc.contributor.authorSvavarsdottir, E K
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-19T09:44:09Z
dc.date.available2009-11-19T09:44:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-01
dc.date.submitted2009-09-18
dc.identifier.citationJ Fam Nurs 2009, 15(4):445-60en
dc.identifier.issn1552-549X
dc.identifier.pmid19783792
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1074840709349070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/86434
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractHealth care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care, closing the knowledge-to-practice gap, and identifying the facilitators in these processes. Knowledge translation that promotes circularity between knowledge and practice is often overlooked. Knowledge transfer and translation are defined and briefly discussed in this article. Examples of knowledge translation in family nursing are provided, including knowledge creation research in pediatrics and adult pulmonary health at a University Hospital in Iceland. A second example focuses on the application of knowledge in mental health urgent care in a community health center in Calgary, Canada. Improving and speeding the circularity between knowledge translation and clinical practice reaps benefits for patients, families, health care providers, and the health care system. Conclusions about facilitating the implementation of family nursing knowledge into clinical practice are offered. The circularity between knowledge translation and practice is emphasized.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1074840709349070en
dc.subject.meshPubMed in Processen
dc.subject.meshFamily Nursingen
dc.titleImplementing family nursing: how do we translate knowledge into clinical practice?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Maureen.leahey@albertahealthservices.caen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of family nursingen
html.description.abstractHealth care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care, closing the knowledge-to-practice gap, and identifying the facilitators in these processes. Knowledge translation that promotes circularity between knowledge and practice is often overlooked. Knowledge transfer and translation are defined and briefly discussed in this article. Examples of knowledge translation in family nursing are provided, including knowledge creation research in pediatrics and adult pulmonary health at a University Hospital in Iceland. A second example focuses on the application of knowledge in mental health urgent care in a community health center in Calgary, Canada. Improving and speeding the circularity between knowledge translation and clinical practice reaps benefits for patients, families, health care providers, and the health care system. Conclusions about facilitating the implementation of family nursing knowledge into clinical practice are offered. The circularity between knowledge translation and practice is emphasized.


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