Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative

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Title: Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative
Authors: Straus, Sharon E
Brouwers, Melissa
Johnson, David
Lavis, John N
Légaré, France
Majumdar, Sumit R
McKibbon, K A
Sales, Anne E
Stacey, Dawn
Klein, Gail
Grimshaw, Jeremy
Date: 2011-12-09
Abstract: Abstract Background Globally, healthcare systems are attempting to optimize quality of care. This challenge has resulted in the development of implementation science or knowledge translation (KT) and the resulting need to build capacity in both the science and practice of KT. Findings We are attempting to meet these challenges through the creation of a national training initiative in KT. We have identified core competencies in this field and have developed a series of educational courses and materials for three training streams. We report the outline for this approach and the progress to date. Conclusions We have prepared a strategy to develop, implement, and evaluate a national training initiative to build capacity in the science and practice of KT. Ultimately through this initiative, we hope to meet the capacity demand for KT researchers and practitioners in Canada that will lead to improved care and a strengthened healthcare system.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-6-127
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33894
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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