NUR-590 Topic 7: Disseminating Evidence
NUR-590 Topic 7: Disseminating Evidence
Evidence dissemination connotes a targeted sharing of information to a specific public health audience or clinical practice. Dissemination of evidence involves various strategies, which seeks to enhance the understanding and the evidence-based intervention in question to a wider scope within the organization, geographical area, and social networks of the health care stakeholders including consumers such as the patients and the health care professionals (Dudley-Brown, 2019). Consequently, this paper will consider the audience for the EBP proposal and the strategies for disseminating the proposal. The key audience for this project proposal includes major players in the health care field such as patients, health care providers, government, researchers, government agencies and institutions, community groups, association of health care settings, public health associations, charitable groups, opinion leaders, and advocacy groups.
Concerning strategies for disseminating proposal, Brownson et al., (2017) provides various techniques can be used to disseminate the proposed nursing intervention. One of the strategies is to publish the proposal on different platforms such as print media including nursing journals, local and national newspapers, statewide nursing publications, policy programs, or policy briefs. These platforms can be accessed by many targeted audiences. The proposal can also be disseminated by different ways including organizational websites, health promotion events, press release, training, social media, and progress reports. Other strategies include presentation at nursing conferences, local organizations, community groups, and local radio and TV stations. Moreover, the dissemination can be done through various materials such as flyers, guides, pamphlets, and DVDs. It is important to note that these strategies of disseminating proposal should be anchored on health communication which emphasizes on ensuring that the evidence is impactful, interpretable, and actionable.
Brownson, R. C., Colditz, G. A., & Proctor, E. K. (Eds.). (2017). Dissemination and implementation research in health: translating science to practice. Oxford University Press.
Dudley-Brown, S. (2019). Dissemination of evidence. Translation of Evidence Into Nursing and Healthcare, 255.
Topic 7 DQ 2
Nursing practice is based on strong ethical standards. One of the fundamental ethical requirements is that nurses should share information in an appropriate way to foster nursing knowledge that ensures best nursing practices and better patient outcomes. Therefore, nurses can utilize different ways to strategies to ensure that relevant audiences receive information about research and EBP initiatives. One of the strategies is utilization of digitized communication such as podcasts, organizational websites, and webinars. The other method is to use small groups of the audiences like grand rounds, clinical rounds, and brief consultation. Moreover, traditional forms of sharing information such as one-on-one presentation, publication in news papers, use poster presentations, and presentation through roundtable systems. The audience can also be reached through on-site clubs or online platforms such as journal and social media to share the evidence. The other way that nurses can use to ensure that audience receive information is through targeting the message to the segments of audience by working with subgroups of audience based on different considerations such as departments, specialty, or psychographic characteristics such as attitude towards the topic (Ashcraft et al., 2020).
Policy briefs is also another way that nurses can use to ensure that all relevant audiences receive information about research and EBP initiatives. Policy brief is ideal in ensuring an accurate, timely, and accessibility description of important policy topics (Brownson et al., 2018). Taken together, the critical considerations in these techniques in ensuring that all relevant audiences receive information about research and EBP initiatives is promotion of effective communication. Essentially, nurses have the duty to ensure that new nursing knowledge is disseminated effectively. Therefore, nurses should note that the wider sharing of the information by various strategies is crucial in ensuring wider reach to numerous target audiences, which eventually ensures application of the new knowledge in promoting best patient care and enhancing patient outcomes.
Ashcraft, L. E., Quinn, D. A., & Brownson, R. C. (2020). Strategies for effective dissemination of research to United States policymakers: a systematic review. Implementation Science, 15(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-020-01046-3
Brownson, R. C., Eyler, A. A., Harris, J. K., Moore, J. B., & Tabak, R. G. (2018). Research full report: getting the word out: new approaches for disseminating public health science. Journal of public health management and practice, 24(2), 102. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000673
Analyze the strategies used to disseminate evidence to influence health care outcomes.
Benchmark – Evidence-Based Practice Proposal Final Paper
Throughout this course, you have developed a formal, evidence-based practice proposal.
The proposal is the plan for an evidence-based practice project designed to address a problem, issue, or concern in the professional work setting. Although several types of evidence can be used to support a proposed solution, a sufficient and compelling base of support from valid research studies is required as the major component of that evidence. Proposals must be submitted in a format suitable for obtaining formal approval in the work setting. Proposals will vary in length depending upon the problem or issue addressed (3,500 and 5,000 words). The cover sheet, abstract, references pages, and appendices are not included in the word count.
Section headings for each section component are required. Evaluation of the proposal in all sections will be based upon the extent to which the depth of content reflects graduate-level critical thinking skills.
This project contains seven formal sections:
Section A: Organizational Culture and Readiness Assessment
Section B: Proposal/Problem Statement and Literature Review
Section C: Solution Description
Section D: Change Model
Section E: Implementation Plan
Section F: Evaluation of Process
Each section (A-F) will be submitted as a separate assignment in Topics 1-6 so your instructor can provide feedback (refer to applicable topics for complete descriptions of each section).
The final paper submission in Topic 7 will consist of the completed project (with revisions to all sections), title page, abstract, compiled references list, and appendices. Appendices will include a conceptual model for the project, handouts, data and evaluation collection tools, a budget, a timeline, resource lists, and approval forms, as previously assigned in individual section assignments.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Topic 7 DQ 1
Identify the audience for your EBP proposal and discuss strategies for disseminating the proposal.
Topic 7 DQ 2
How will you ensure that all appropriate audiences receive information about research and EBP initiatives?
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