ERIC Number: EJ1132445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
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Institutionalising Knowledge Brokering as a Sustainable Knowledge Translation Solution in Healthcare: How Can It Work in Practice?
Chew, Sarah; Armstrong, Natalie; Martin, Graham
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v9 n3 p335-351 Aug 2013
In healthcare, translating evidence into changed practice remains challenging. Novel interventions are being used to address these challenges, including the use of "knowledge brokers." But how sustainable these roles might be, and the consequences for the individual of enacting such roles, are unknown. We explore these questions by drawing on qualitative data from case studies of full-time roles in research-practice collaboration. We suggest that structural issues around professional boundaries, organisational norms and career pathways may make such roles difficult to sustain in the long term, but highlight interventions that might improve their feasibility.
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Health Services, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Role, Intervention, Facilitators (Individuals)
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