Take the quiz to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in the chapter. Try testing yourself before you read the chapter to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, then test yourself again once you’ve read the chapter to see how well you’ve understood.
1. Give five possible barriers to the implementation of research findings in to clinical practice.
Gate-keepers, lack of time, lack of money, professional inertia, lack of leadership, lack of appropriate research evidence, conflicting research evidence, lack of knowledge.
2. List five groups of people who may be affected by a change in practice.
Patients, clients and service users
Nurses, midwives and other members of the health care team
Relatives of patients and clients
Service user groups
3. Identify four ways in which health care professionals could be informed about the proposed implementation of new research findings in a practice area.
Presentation of the new findings at a journal club
Displaying the key research papers on staff notice boards
One-to-one discussions with key players / gate-keepers
Presentations at staff meetings
Posters and leaflets
Developing a business case for managers and budget-holders
4. Identify six factors may need to be costed prior to the implementation of new research findings.
Time spent implementing the findings
Purchase of new equipment, resources or items
Training for the patient, client or their carers
The development of practice guidelines or protocols
Maintenance of equipment
Reorganising the provision of care to accommodate to change
Employing new personnel