Research project will help integrate KT into health services

13 March 2012

A new knowledge translation (KT) demonstration project funded by MSFHR will help health authorities integrate KT across care-delivery sites as part of nursing practice for end-of-life care.

The project, “Integrated Knowledge Translation: Examining a Collaborative Knowledge Translation Approach,” will test a model for effective, collaborative, and integrated KT processes to improve nurses’ clinical recognition of patients who would benefit from palliative nursing. This research builds on relationships between researchers and health-care providers to identify clinical resources that can help patients transition from hospital to community care settings.

Project funding will be provided up to $75,000 per year for two years and will include the hiring of a KT broker. The KT broker will work with the research team to develop the KT model, liaise between researchers and research users, and execute and evaluate the KT initiative. The project will take place in the context of the “Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Evidence and Leadership” (iPANEL), an MSFHR-funded program.

Principal investigators:
Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Elisabeth Antifeau, Gweneth Doane
Barb Pesut, Pat Porterfield, Della Roberts, Kelli Stajduhar