Co-hosted by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and Arthritis Research Canada, KT Connects is a monthly series of beginner-level training webinars for researchers and trainees to learn how to embed KT in their work. For more information and archived recordings, visit www.msfhr.org/ktconnects
Please join us for our next webinar on Friday February 23, 12-1PM PST:
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8117715626925288449
Knowledge translation to advance clinical care: A frontline health care perspective
Presented by Stephanie Glegg, Occupational Therapist & Knowledge Broker, Sunny Hill Centre for Children; PhD Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of British Columbia
One of the key aims of knowledge translation (KT) efforts is to support the application of evidence to improve health services. This uptake requires clinically-relevant evidence that is accessible and applicable, processes in place to adapt the evidence to the local context, a means of assessing barriers and facilitators of change, and infrastructure to support implementation, evaluation and sustainability.
This webinar will bring you inside the frontline health care experience through the use of preliminary research findings that describe the range of KT involvement by health professionals. Challenges that exist and the supports that are required to facilitate KT in clinical settings will be discussed.
An overview of KT initiatives at Sunny Hill Health Centre will provide a glimpse into various strategies used to engage clinical stakeholders in KT and evidence informed health care at our site.
Stephanie Glegg is an occupational therapist, and the Knowledge Broker Facilitator at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. In this role, she supports health professionals, students, knowledge brokers and health care leaders to apply evidence from a range of sources, in order to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of health care services. Stephanie is also a Vanier Scholar and a Public Scholar, from the Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral program at UBC. Her current research examines the influence of social networks on research use in health care practice, policy and subsequent research.