PROPOSE STRATEGIES FOR DISSEMENTING YOUR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROJECT PROPOSAL NUR 590
Propose strategies for disseminating your evidence-based practice project proposal. Consider the necessary stakeholders who need to review or approve the proposal (both internal and external) and what methods you will use to communicate.
Disseminating evidence to stakeholders and decision makers within the organization is crucial to getting the proposed solution implemented throughout the organization. The evidence must have evidence based research that supports the proposed solution and must show how the solution will improve the performance of the organization. After the completion of a research or evidence based project, the information must be disseminated amongst the staff. The purpose behind performing a research project or evidence based project is to create change and to advance patient care. The information that is distributed amongst the staff is quite important. Having a dissemination plan is so vital because there are barriers. The barriers can involve not having the education or information readily available, costs of disseminating the information to staff, and staff being resistant to the new change or information. Using a tool for a dissemination plan will help guide the researcher find all the components necessary to form a formal dissemination plan that specifically reflects the user’s needs and interests (Carpenter, Nieva, Albaghal, & Sorra, 2014). The tool provides six useful components on successfully disseminating the research findings. The components consist of defining the research, identifying target users, working with dissemination partners, communicating the research, communicating the research, evaluating the success of the dissemination process, and developing an action plan (Carpenter, Nieva, Albaghal, & Sorra, 2014). Utilizing the tool will not only provide better outcomes for the researcher but the staff members that are receiving the new information. External Stakeholders would be investors and donors. Internal stakeholders to reach out to would be executive and managers.
Carpenter,D., Nieva, V., Albaghal, T. & Sorra, J. (2014). Development of a Planning Tool to Guide Research Dissemination. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK20603/
Dissemination is spreading evidence-based practice information to a variety of clinical settings to increase understanding and adoption of new or changed evidence-based practice. Proposing evidence-based practice projects in a diverse but related setting allows for the uptake of stakeholder support that would increase resources to conduct more complex studies and implement enhanced interventions. Stakeholders are very important as not only can studies require financial backing for equipment, clinical resources and personnel, but also require stakeholders that can understand the gravity a project or proposal has on improving patient related health outcomes (Cunningham-Erves, Mayo-Gamble, Vaughn, Hawk, Helms, Barajas & Joosten, 2020).
Considering my evidence-based project, internal stakeholders would primarily be health care facilities and specifically the outpatient/public nutrition department. Approval would be needed from a health care facility in order to obtain consents and access to the target population and because consent and privacy must be ethically followed approval from a health care facility may already have detailed policies regarding such proposals. Direct communication with administration and the nutrition department will be ideal to maintain good faith in stakeholder support as the project is tailored towards the nutritional field (Warren, Constantinides, Blake & Frongillo, 2021).
External stakeholders would include support from those outside of the health care facility such as local or public dieticians/nutritionists, patients, and public education programs. You can also include digital or virtual stakeholders that could support structured and guided ways to use technology for diet modification and nutritional information. While direct communication for public services and patients can be facilitated, technological stakeholder support may need technical communication for improvements and utilization (Warren, Constantinides, Blake & Frongillo, 2021).
Jennifer Cunningham‐Erves, Tilicia Mayo‐Gamble, Vaughn, Y., Hawk, J., Helms, M., Barajas, C., & Joosten, Y. (2020). Engagement of community stakeholders to develop a framework to guide research dissemination to communities. Health Expectations, 23(4), 958-968. http://dx.doi.org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/hex.13076
Warren, A. M., Constantinides, S. V., Blake, C. E., & Frongillo, E. A. (2021). Advancing knowledge about stakeholder engagement in multisectoral nutrition research. Global Food Security, 29. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100521