CIHR Doctoral Award, Canada Graduate Scholarship Recipient.
Pursuing common agendas: A collaborative model for knowledge translation between research and practice in clinical settings†
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 130–140, April 2008
How to Cite
Baumbusch, J. L., Kirkham, S. R., Khan, K. B., McDonald, H., Semeniuk, P., Tan, E. and Anderson, J. M. (2008), Pursuing common agendas: A collaborative model for knowledge translation between research and practice in clinical settings. Res. Nurs. Health, 31: 130–140. doi: 10.1002/nur.20242
This article is based on a program of research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, “Hospitalization and Help-seeking Experiences of Diverse Ethnocultural Groups (1998–2005).” Phase I (1998–2002) Research Team: Principal Investigator: Joan Anderson Co-Investigators: Ruth Coles, Angela Henderson, Judith Lynam, JoAnn Perry. Phase II (2002–2005) Research Team: Principal Investigator: Joan Anderson Co-Principal Investigators: Isabel Dyck (2002–2003), Sheryl Reimer Kirkham. Co-Investigators: Alice Choi, Laura Lang, Ranjit Lehal, Pat Semeniuk, Elsie Tan, Sue Young.
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUL 2007
- social and economic aspects of illness;
- utilization of services;
- care of minority groups/patients
There is an emerging discourse of knowledge translation that advocates a shift away from unidirectional research utilization and evidence-based practice models toward more interactive models of knowledge transfer. In this paper, we describe how our participatory approach to knowledge translation developed during an ongoing program of research concerning equitable care for diverse populations. At the core of our approach is a collaborative relationship between researchers and practitioners, which underpins the knowledge translation cycle, and occurs simultaneously with data collection/analysis/synthesis. We discuss lessons learned including: the complexities of translating knowledge within the political landscape of healthcare delivery, the need to negotiate the agendas of researchers and practitioners in a collaborative approach, and the kinds of resources needed to support this process. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 31:130–140, 2008