Knowledge transfer and exchange frameworks in health and theirapplicability to palliative care: scoping review protocol

Lucia Prihodova, Suzanne Guerin, George Kernohan

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Aim. To review knowledge transfer and exchange frameworks used in health, toanalyse the core concepts of these frameworks and appraise their potentialapplicability to palliative care.Background. Although there are over 60 different models of knowledge transferand exchange designed for various areas of the fields of health care, many remainlargely unrefined and untested. There is a lack of studies that create guidelines forscaling-up successful implementation of research findings and of proven modelsensuring that patients have access to optimal health care, guided by currentresearch.Design. The protocol for this scoping review was devised according to theguidelines proposed by Arksey and O’Malley (2005) and Levac et al. (2010).Methods. The protocol includes decisions about the review objectives, inclusioncriteria, search strategy, study selection, data extraction, quality assessment, datasynthesis and plans for dissemination.Discussion. The review will allow us to identify the currently used models ofknowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare setting and analyse theirapplicability to the complex demands of palliative care. Results from this reviewwill identify effective way of translating different types of knowledge to differentPC providers and could be used in hospital, community and home based PC andfuture research.
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  • research implementation
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(2012) Identifying needs andimproving palliative care of chronically ill patients: acommunity-oriented, population-based, public-health approach.Current opinion in supportive and palliative care 6(3), 371–378.Gomez-Batiste X., Martinez-Munoz M., Blay C., Amblas J., VilaL., Costa X., Espaulella J., Espinosa J., Constante C. & MitchellG.K. (2014) Prevalence and characteristics of patients withadvanced chronic conditions in need of palliative care in thegeneral population: a cross-sectional study. Palliative Medicine28(4), 302–311.Graham I.D., Logan J., Harrison M.B., Straus S.E., Tetroe J.,Caswell W. & Robinson N. (2006) Lost in knowledgetranslation: time for a map? Journal of Continuing Education inthe Health Professions 26(1), 13–24.Graham I.D., Tetroe J. & Grp K.T.T.R. (2007) Some theoreticalunderpinnings of knowledge translation. Academic EmergencyMedicine 14(11), 936–941.Grant M., Elk R., Ferrell B., Morrison R.S. & von Gunten C.F.(2009) Current status of palliative care-clinical implementation,education and research. CA – A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 59(5), 327–335.Grimshaw J., Thomas R., MacLennan G., Fraser C., Ramsay C.,Vale L., Whitty P., Eccles M., Matowe L., Shirran L., WensingM., Dijkstra R. & Donaldson C. (2004) Effectiveness andefficacy of guideline dissemination and implementation strategies.Health Technology Assessment 8(6), 1–94. Grimshaw J., Ward J. & Eccles M.P. (2006) Getting Research intoPractice. Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice. OxfordUniversity Press, Oxford, pp. 480–486.Kaufert J., Schwartz K., Wiebe R., Derksen J., Lutfiyya Z.M. &Richert D. (2013) Making ‘ethical safe space’ in the translationof contested knowledge: the role of community debate indefining end-of-life decision ethics. Palliative & Supportive Care11(2), 123–133.Kiefer L., Frank J., Di Ruggiero E., Dobbins M., Manuel D., GullyP.R. & Mowat D. (2005) Fostering evidence-based decision-making in Canada – examining the need for a Canadianpopulation and public health evidence centre and researchnetwork. Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue CanadienneDe Sante Publique 96(3), I1–I19.Kutner J.S. (2011) A significant milestone for palliative care:imperative for dissemination and implementation research.Journal of Palliative Medicine 14(11), 1194–1195.LaRocca R., Yost J., Dobbins M., Ciliska D. & Butt M. (2012)The effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies used inpublic health: a systematic review. BMC Public Health 12, 15.Levac D., Colquhoun H. & O’Brien K.K. (2010) Scoping studies:advancing the methodology. Implementation Science 5, 69.Lutz S. (2011) The history of hospice and palliative care. CurrentProblems in Cancer 35(6), 304–309.May P., Hynes G., McCallion P., Payne S., Larkin P. & McCarronM. (2014) Policy analysis: palliative care in Ireland. HealthPolicy 115(1), 68–74.McKibbon K.A., Lokker C., Keepanasseril A., Colquhoun H.,Haynes R.B. & Wilczynski N.L. (2013) WhatisKT wiki: a casestudy of a platform for knowledge translation terms anddefinitions – descriptive analysis. Implementation Science 8,9.Mehta A., Chan L.S. & Cohen S.R. (2014) Flying blind: sources ofdistress for family caregivers of palliative cancer patientsmanaging pain at home. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 32(1), 94–111.Mitton C., Adair C.E., McKenzie E., Patten S.B. & Perry B.W.(2007) Knowledge transfer and exchange: review and synthesisof the literature. Milbank Quarterly 85(4), 729–768.Moher D., Liberati A., Tetzlaff J., Altman D.G. & Grp P. (2009)Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. Journal of ClinicalEpidemiology 62(10), 1006–1012.Morrison R.S. & Meier D.E. (2004) Palliative care. 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