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Open Access Mapping the Research Utilization Field in Nursing L'élaboration d'un schéma conceptuel traitant de l'utilisation de la recherche en soins infirmiers

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The recent increase in interest in the field of research utilization, often embedded in the notions of evidence-based practice, presents a rich opportunity to advance the field in nursing. While an extensive literature on the subject exists in nursing, close examination reveals that much of it is opinion and anecdotal literature, and that sustained and programmatic theory building and testing in this field has been sporadic at best. This article maps the field of research utilization, proposing that we focus on major areas of inquiry: scientific, historical, and philosophical to increase research utilization, and In so doing, alternative ways of viewing and conceptualizing this field are possible. In conducting the kinds of studies and supporting the kinds of programs identified in this map, nursing, in collaboration with appropriate partners, can significantly advance the field of research dissemination and utilization studies and practice at many levels in the health system.

L'intérêt accrue qui est porté dernièrement au domaine de l'utilisation de la recherche, lequel s'appuie souvent sur des notions de pratique reposant sur des preuves, fournit de riches possibilités quant à l'avancement de ce créneau des sciences infirmières. Bien qu'il existe, dans la profession, une documentation étendue sur le sujet, un examen approfondi révèle qu'une grande part de celleci est fondée sur des opinions ou des anecdotes et que l'élaboration de théories soutenue et génératrice de programmes, accompagnée de vérifications, a été menée, tout au mieux, de façon sporadique. Cet article présente un schéma conceptuel traitant de l'utilisation de la recherche et propose de mettre l'accent sur certains éléments d'étude d'importance: les fondements, les synthèses, les politiques et les interventions scientifiques, historiques et philosophiques visant à promouvoir l'utilisation de la recherche, et les résultats. En suivant cette voie, nous pouvons développer des approches différentes en matière de perspectives et de conceptualisation dans ce domaine. En exécutant les études et les programmes mis d'avant dans ce schéma, la profession peut, en collaboration avec les partenaires appropriés, réaliser d'importants progrès dans le domaine des études et de la pratique liées à la diffusion et à l'utilisation de la recherche, et ce à de nombreux paliers du système de santé.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-03-01

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