Knowledge - implementation and translation (KNOWIT)
Effective knowledge translation is essential for good health care. This group explores factors that impede and facilitate translation processes in healthcare and develops concepts and models to evaluate and facilitate such processes.
About the group
A fundamental premise of our research is that better understanding of the forms and functions of knowledge (meta knowledge) can help improving the knowledge exchange within real world health care settings.
- Develop theoretical models and frameworks for understanding knowledge translation, implementation and evidence-based decision making
- Explore core concepts of evidence-based medicine, such as translation, evidence, patient knowledge and clinical judgment
- Examine empirically how knowledge is transmitted horizontally (between professions, specialties and disciplines) and vertically (between primary and secondary care, between academic institutions and clinic and between clinicians and patients )
- Investigate how user knowledge is incorporated in decision making in health care
- Examine how knowledge is exchanged through texts and documents
- Examine the relationship between knowledge management and various forms of power within health care
- Develop, implement and evaluate systems for recording and sharing of knowledge and data (databases, technological tools, etc.)
- Contribute to the development of an applied philosophy of medical science