Exploring the barriers to and facilitators of implementing research into practice

Johnston, B., Coole, C., Narayanasamy, M., Feakes, R., Whitworth, G., Tyrell, T. and Hardy, B. (2016) Exploring the barriers to and facilitators of implementing research into practice. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21(8), pp. 392-398. (doi:10.12968/bjcn.2016.21.8.392) (PMID:27479853)

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Abstract

District and community nursing roles have changed rapidly in recent years. Community nurses are increasingly being tasked with carrying out multiple roles, which require them to put research into practice and use evidence-based tools and interventions. The implementation of interventions and tools needs to be developed from empirical research, requiring evidence, to be translated into practice. However, this process may be compromised or enhanced by a number of factors. This exploratory, descriptive qualitative study sought to identify barriers and facilitators to community nurses implementing research into practice. Four focus groups were conducted with registered community nurses and district nurses (n=22). Analysis identified four main themes: keeping up to date with evidence; using a clinical tool; education/training and implementation. Findings suggest that there are barriers at a personal, professional and organisational level. Strategies are suggested to overcome these obstacles.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Bridget
Authors: Johnston, B., Coole, C., Narayanasamy, M., Feakes, R., Whitworth, G., Tyrell, T., and Hardy, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:British Journal of Community Nursing
Publisher:Mark Allen Group
ISSN:1462-4753
ISSN (Online):2052-2215
Published Online:01 August 2016

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