The science of translation and major frameworks

Kathleen M. White

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Transferring research knowledge into action is an extremely important task and it is widely accepted that successfully doing so can contribute to the delivery of better health services. The ability to translate research evidence into routine clinical practice is fundamental to ensuring quality healthcare. However, despite the large number of well-designed clinical intervention studies in healthcare today it often takes 17 or more years for research findings to be implemented by clinicians and healthcare organizations into their clinical settings. A conceptual model or framework will serve as a map to guide the assessment, planning, and implementation of the evidence translation and increase the chances of a successful implementation. This chapter presents a variety of translation models and frameworks from the current literature that target different innovations and contexts, which include the Coordinated Implementation Model, Haines and Jones’s translation model, Rogers’s theory of diffusion of innovations, and Grol and Grimshaw’s Framework for Changing Behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTranslation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780826147370
ISBN (Print)9780826147363
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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