Linking research and practice

Ramsbotham, Joanne (2014) Linking research and practice. In Evidence-based health practice. Oxford University Press, pp. 226-237.

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Abstract

Understanding the key factors that influence the evidentiary basis for practice and using skills in retrieving evidence that informs practice change are essential to the development of a health professional's career, regardless of the discipline. This chapter focuses on the key links between research and practice, particularly how health professionals use various sources of evidence and new knowledge to inform and improve the effectiveness of their practice in order to benefit the health of clients. Evidence-based practice and research utilisation are two major global research/practice initiatives that form the basis for this chapter. Examples that illustrate the real-world application of these initiatives are included in the Research Alive and Case Study sections. How practice change can be facilitated within health organisations is also briefly introduced.

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ID Code: 70303
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: research, practice, health, undergraduate, evidence-based
ISBN: 9780195585230
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Oxford University Press.
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2014 04:41
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2016 15:10

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