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Type: Journal article
Title: Translational science and evidence-based healthcare: a clarification and reconceptualisation of how knowledge is generated and used in healthcare
Author: Pearson, A.
Jordan, Z.
Munn, Z.
Citation: Nursing Research and Practice, 2012; 2012:1-6
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2090-1429
2090-1437
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Alan Pearson, Zoe Jordan, and Zachary Munn
Abstract: The importance of basing health policy and health care practices on the best available international evidence (“evidence-based health care”) and on translating knowledge or evidence into action (“translation science” or “translational research”) is increasingly being emphasized across all health sectors inmost countries. Evidence-based healthcare is a process that identifies policy or clinical questions and addresses these questions by generating knowledge and evidence to effectively and appropriately deliver healthcare in ways that are effective, feasible, and meaningful to specific populations, cultures, and settings. This evidence is then appraised, synthesized, and transferred to service delivery settings and health professionals who then utilize it and evaluate its impact on health outcomes, health systems, and professional practice. Many of the common theories that address this translational process place it apart from the evidence-based practice cycle and most recognise only two translational gaps. This paper seeks to clarify the nature of evidence-based healthcare and translation science and proposes a reconceptualization that both brings together these two dominant ideas in modern healthcare and asserts the existence of a third fundamental gap that is rarely addressed the gap between knowledge need and discovery.
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Alan Pearson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
RMID: 0020126289
DOI: 10.1155/2012/792519
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