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Dr Cathy Sharp, Research for Real ISBN 0 7559 2730 3 This document is also available in pdf format (536k)
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTIONBackground to the study Evidence based policy making and practice in the NHSS Aims and objectives of this research Research methods Structure of this report
CHAPTER TWO: KEY ISSUES IN ACTION RESEARCH FOR THE NHSS AND THE WIDER PUBLIC SECTORWhat is action research?
CHAPTER THREE: USING EVIDENCE IN PRACTICEWhat do we know about moving evidence into practice? What kind of evidence is available? Learning from patients and staff Building capacity for using evidence in the NHSS Making space for learning and reflection Changing behaviours
CHAPTER FOUR: THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY AND OTHERSFacilitation as knowledge brokerage Facilitation as supporting learning Developing collaboration with academics and other external facilitators Valuing user perspectives
CHAPTER FIVE: OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERSCreating communities of inquiry within communities of practice
CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSIONS: SUPPORTING EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE THROUGH ACTION RESEARCH AND APPLIED RESEARCHUsing evidence in practice: an overview Is action research happening in the NHSS? Key issues for future collaboration The improvement of public sector delivery Conclusions
Annex 1: List Of RespondentsAnnex 2: Case Study 1: The Use Of Cooperative Inquiry Amongst Diabetic Service UsersAnnex 3: Case Study 2: Action Inquiry: Combining Evidence From Literature, Practitioner Wisdom And Service User PerspectivesAnnex 4: Case Study 3: Using Action Learning To Promote Quality End Of Life Care In Nursing HomesAnnex 5: Case Study 4: Senior Management Development Across Sectors Using Action LearningAnnex 6: Case Study 5: Building Capacity To Facilitate The Use Of Data In Practice SettingsAnnex 7: Case Study 6: Using Collaboratives To Build Capacity To Use Information For The Improvement Of PracticeAnnex 8: Case Study 7: Localising Service Improvement: Using Appreciative Inquiry To Evaluate The Cancer Services Collaborative Improvement PartnershipAnnex 9: Case Study 8: Working Whole Systems: Generating New Conversations For Change - Going Home From HospitalAnnex 10: Suggested Reading And Web Resources
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
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