Accelerating Client-driven Care: Pilot Study for a Social Interaction Approach to Knowledge Translation
This study piloted a knowledge translation (KT) intervention promoting evidence-based home care through social interaction. A total of 33 providers organized into 5 heterogeneous, geographically defined action groups participated in 5 researcher-facilitated meetings based on the participatory action model. The KT evidence reflects an empowering partnership approach to service delivery. Exploratory investigation included quantitative pre-post measurement of outcomes and qualitative description of data, presented herein. The critical reflections of the groups reveal macro-, meso-, and micro-level barriers to and facilitators of KT as well as recommendations for achieving KT. Insights gleaned from the findings have informed the evolution of the KT intervention to engage all 3 levels in addressing barriers and facilitators, with a conscious effort to transcend "push" and "pull" tendencies and enact transformative leadership. The findings suggest the merit of a more prolonged longitudinal investigation with expanded participation.
Carol L. McWilliam, Anita Kothari, Beverly Leipert, Catherine Ward-Griffin, Dorothy Forbes, Mary Lou King, Marita Kloseck, Karen Ferguson, and Abram Oudshoorn. "Accelerating Client-driven Care: Pilot Study for a Social Interaction Approach to Knowledge Translation" Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 40.2 (2008): 58-74.
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