Collaboration and its Role in Knowledge Translation at the Council Level in a Magnet Organization: A Qualitative Study to Better Understand the Collaboration Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304339
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaboration and its Role in Knowledge Translation at the Council Level in a Magnet Organization: A Qualitative Study to Better Understand the Collaboration Experience
Author(s):
Lancaster, Kelly E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Zeta
Author Details:
Kelly E. Lancaster, RN, MSN, CAPA, lancak@mmc.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: To understand and describe how nurses with quality improvement (QI), research and practice expertise and accountabilities perceived efforts at collaboration when planning the implementation of a practice change and uptake, sustainability, and patient care outcomes. 

Methods: A purposive sample of six nurses, two each from the QI, Research and Practice Councils, formed an evidence-based practice (EBP) committee. They critically analyzed the retrieved scientific evidence with consideration given to clinical expertise, patient preference, and cost/benefit and made recommendations regarding content development, implementation responsibility and outcomes monitoring for the initiative. Following this integrative review, minimally structured focus group interviews were conducted with questions focusing on the committee’s perceptions of the collaboration process and their perceived role in knowledge translation. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Major themes and themes describing the EBP committee collaboration experience were identified.

Results: Three major themes and eight themes were identified. 1) Challenges in the EBP process included (i) process identification, (ii) time commitment and the ability to (iii) regain and retain the momentum affected by numerous articles, infrequent meeting times and work constraints. 2) The value of group diversity with (iv) different levels of expertise, (v) varied clinical practice areas, and (vi) self-awareness of bias was believed to enhance the collaborative process and the variety of approaches and creativity in reviewing the practice initiative. 3) Role clarity and the (vii) necessity of clear expectations and (viii) good directions assured understanding of the responsibilities in the knowledge translation process. 

Conclusion: The collaborative experience of the EBP committee successfully partnered members of the Nursing QI, Research, and Practice Councils in determining the value of the practice initiative to the patients. Understanding and minimizing barriers associated with the implementation of practice initiatives, may potentially maximize success at improving outcomes and the sustainability of practice initiatives.

Keywords:
focus groups; evidence-based practice; collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration and its Role in Knowledge Translation at the Council Level in a Magnet Organization: A Qualitative Study to Better Understand the Collaboration Experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLancaster, Kelly E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKelly E. Lancaster, RN, MSN, CAPA, lancak@mmc.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304339-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose:</b> To understand and describe how nurses with quality improvement (QI), research and practice expertise and accountabilities perceived efforts at collaboration when planning the implementation of a practice change and uptake, sustainability, and patient care outcomes.  <p><b>Methods</b>: A purposive sample of six nurses, two each from the QI, Research and Practice Councils, formed an evidence-based practice (EBP) committee. They critically analyzed the retrieved scientific evidence with consideration given to clinical expertise, patient preference, and cost/benefit and made recommendations regarding content development, implementation responsibility and outcomes monitoring for the initiative. Following this integrative review, minimally structured focus group interviews were conducted with questions focusing on the committee’s perceptions of the collaboration process and their perceived role in knowledge translation. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Major themes and themes describing the EBP committee collaboration experience were identified. <p><b>Results:</b> Three major themes and eight themes were identified. 1) <b>Challenges in the EBP process</b> included (i) process identification, (ii) time commitment and the ability to (iii) regain and retain the momentum affected by numerous articles, infrequent meeting times and work constraints. 2) <b>The value of group diversity</b> with (iv) different levels of expertise, (v) varied clinical practice areas, and (vi) self-awareness of bias was believed to enhance the collaborative process and the variety of approaches and creativity in reviewing the practice initiative. 3) <b>Role clarity</b> and the (vii) necessity of clear expectations and (viii) good directions assured understanding of the responsibilities in the knowledge translation process.  <p><b>Conclusion</b>: The collaborative experience of the EBP committee successfully partnered members of the Nursing QI, Research, and Practice Councils in determining the value of the practice initiative to the patients. Understanding and minimizing barriers associated with the implementation of practice initiatives, may potentially maximize success at improving outcomes and the sustainability of practice initiatives.<b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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