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Open Access Uptake of Critical Knowledge in Nursing Practice: Lessons Learned From a Knowledge Translation Study Comprendre les connaissances essentielles dans le cadre de la pratique infirmière : les apprentissages tirés d'une étude portant sur l'application des connaissances

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This article is based on a knowledge translation (KT) study of the transition of patients from hospital to home. It focuses on the lessons learned about the challenges of translating research-derived critical knowledge in practice settings. The authors situate the article in current discourses about KT; discuss their understanding of the nature of critical knowledge; and present themes from their body of research, which comprises the knowledge that was translated. The findings have the potential to guide future KT research that focuses on the uptake of critical knowledge in nursing practice.

Issu d'une étude consacrée à l'application des connaissances (AC) sur la transition des patients de l'hôpital au domicile, cet article se penche sur les apprentissages relatifs aux défis liés à l'application des connaissances essentielles tirées de la recherche en milieux infirmiers. Les auteures se penchent sur le discours actuel afférent à l'application des connaissances, discutent de leurs positions concernant la nature des connaissances critiques et présentent des thèmes tirés du corpus de leur recherche, notamment des connaissances appliquées. Les résultats de l'étude offrent certaines possibilités quant à l'encadrement de futures recherches en matière d'AC portant sur le recensement des connaissances essentielles liées à la pratique infirmière.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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