Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

by Sharon Straus
     
 

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Health care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care.  Providing evidence from health research is necessary but not sufficient for the provision of optimal care and so knowledge translation (KT), the scientific study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-action gap and of the barriers and facilitators inherent in the… See more details below

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Health care systems worldwide are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care.  Providing evidence from health research is necessary but not sufficient for the provision of optimal care and so knowledge translation (KT), the scientific study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-action gap and of the barriers and facilitators inherent in the process, is gaining significance.

Knowledge Translation in Health Care explains how to use research findings to improve health care in real life, everyday situations. The authors define and describe knowledge translation, and outline strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy making. The book is full of examples of how knowledge translation models work in closing the gap between evidence and action.

Written by a team of authors closely involved in the development of knowledge translation this unique book aims to extend understanding and implementation worldwide. It is an introductory guide to an emerging hot topic in evidence-based care and essential for health policy makers, researchers, managers, clinicians and trainees.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book brings together a wealth of expertise in the science and theories behind how knowledge is created, analysed and used by different decision makers in practice . . . for anyone wishing to understand the depth of models and research in this field it would provide them with the academic detail." (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, 1 July 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444357257
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

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"This book brings together a wealth of expertise in the science and theories behind how knowledge is created, analysed and used by different decision makers in practice . . . for anyone wishing to understand the depth of models and research in this field it would provide them with the academic detail." (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, 1 July 2011)

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