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Key characteristics of knowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare: integrative literature review.
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PMID:  21466576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
pentland d., forsyth k., maciver d., walsh m., murray r., irvine l. & sikora s. (2011) Key characteristics of knowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare: integrative literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ABSTRACT: Aim.  This paper presents the results of a review of literature relating to knowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare. Background.  Treatment, planning and policy decisions in contemporary nursing and healthcare should be based on sound evidence wherever possible, but research knowledge remains generally underused. Knowledge transfer and exchange initiatives aim to facilitate the accessibility, application and production of evidence and may provide solutions to this challenge. This review was conducted to help inform the design and implementation of knowledge transfer and exchange activities for a large healthcare organization. Data sources.  Databases: ASSIA, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, PsychInfo, Medline and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Review methods.  An integrative literature review was carried out including an extensive literature search. English language systematic reviews, literature reviews, primary quantitative and qualitative papers and grey literature of high relevance evaluating, describing or discussing knowledge transfer or exchange activities in healthcare were included for review (January 1990-September 2009). Findings.  Thirty-three papers were reviewed (four systematic reviews, nine literature reviews, one environmental scan, nine empirical studies and ten case studies). Conclusion.  Robust research into knowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare is limited. Analysis of a wide range of evidence indicates a number of commonly featured characteristics but further evaluation of these activities would benefit their application in facilitating evidence-based practice in nursing.
Duncan Pentland; Kirsty Forsyth; Donald Maciver; Mike Walsh; Richard Murray; Linda Irvine; Simon Sikora
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Advanced Nursing © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Duncan Pentland MA MSc OT Transformation Station Project Manager Subject Area of Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK Kirsty Forsyth PhD OTR FCOT Professor of Health Sciences & Transformation Station Academic Lead Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK Donald Maciver PhD Reader in Health Sciences Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK Mike Walsh PhD AIBC Chair of the Institute for People-Centred Healthcare Management University of Stirling Management School, UK Richard Murray MSc RMN Clinical Standards Facilitator for Mental Health NHS Lothian, UK Linda Irvine MSc Strategic Programme Manager for Mental Health and Wellbeing NHS Lothian, UK Simon Sikora MSc RMN Lecturer-Practitioner in CPD for Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Lothian, UK.
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