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Open Access Examining Appreciative Inquiry as a Knowledge Translation Intervention in Pain Management L'examen de la méthode de l'analyse positive en tant qu'intervention d'application des connaissances dans le traitement de la douleur

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Despite a solid evidence base for pain management, pain is not always well managed in practice. Interventions to implement pain management evidence need to be shifted from a focus on individual characteristics to knowledge translation strategies that are grounded in theory and attend to the organizational context and social dimension of translating evidence into practice. The authors examine Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as an innovative knowledge translation intervention in the area of pain management in nursing. Their aims are to advance the current state of knowledge translation interventions in pain management and to examine the usefulness of potential interventions based on their congruence with theory. The theory and practice of AI are compared to the concept of knowledge translation and the elements of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services framework. Discussion is grounded in pain management in nursing.

Malgré les solides données probantes qui existent en matière de traitement de la douleur, dans la pratique, la douleur n'est pas toujours bien traitée. L'orientation des interventions d'application des données probantes doit être changée, pour passer des caractéristiques individuelles à des stratégies d'application des connaissances qui reposent sur la théorie et tiennent compte du contexte organisationnel et de la dimension sociale de l'application des données probantes à la pratique. Les auteures examinent la méthode de l'analyse positive en tant qu'intervention d'application des connaissances novatrice dans le domaine du traitement de la douleur en soins infirmiers. Elles ont pour objectifs d'améliorer la situation actuelle des interventions d'application des connaissances au traitement de la douleur et d'examiner l'utilité des interventions potentielles selon leur congruence avec la théorie. La théorie et la pratique de l'analyse positive sont comparées avec la notion d'application des connaissances et avec les éléments du cadre Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services [encouragement à agir pour l'application de la recherche dans les services de santé]. L'analyse se fonde sur le traitement de la douleur en soins infirmiers.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2008

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