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ERIC Number: EJ1132378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
First-Time Knowledge Brokers in Health Care: The Experiences of Nurses and Allied Health Professionals of Bridging the Research-Practice Gap
Wright, Nicola
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v9 n4 p557-570 Nov 2013
This study describes the experiences of nurses and allied health professionals as first-time knowledge brokers, attempting to bridge the research-practice gap within health care. A qualitative study using in-depth interviews and documentary analysis was conducted. The data was analysed using a thematic analysis strategy. Participants were 17 knowledge brokers and five individuals mentoring and supporting them. Four themes described their experiences: expectations, pragmatics, emotional reactions and outcomes. In summary, knowledge brokering roles had multi-level benefits. However, there is a lack of support and recognition for these roles at an organisational level, making these activities difficult to sustain in the long term.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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