Planning for research impact

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

10 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)


Several drivers are currently leading to an increased emphasis on the importance of ensuring impact from research. In the context of nursing research, which aims to improve patient care, safety, and well-being, it might be assumed that research findings with the potential to effect such changes would automatically impact on clinical practice. However, experience suggests that this is not the case and careful attention is needed if impact is to be achieved.

This paper presents the example of one project commissioned to develop a health communication tool to support people with learning (intellectual) disabilities when accessing healthcare. The importance of a planned approach to impact is explored through reference to existing frameworks and the provision of examples of strategies used in the context of this project. The importance of framing the question, using a range of approaches to actively engage stakeholders, and the use of diverse strategies to embed the development in practice are discussed.

It is concluded that if impact is to be maximised then a planned approach is required, that such planning and associated actions need to commence at the very beginning of the research project, and continue beyond the point of delivering the project report. This paper relates to a specific context and patient group but the principles discussed are transferable to other clinical settings and patient groups.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygle1888
Nifer y tudalennau8
CyfnodolynNurse Researcher
Rhif cyhoeddi1
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar9 Tach 2023
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 9 Tach 2023

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