Flashcards in Implementing Evidence into Practice Deck (7):
What is a "Practice Gap"?
The difference between a desirable or achievable state of practice and current reality
State three broad categories which are barriers to the uptake of evidence
- Adopter of guideline
- Organisation and Environment
Why are recommendations sometimes a barrier to uptake evidence?
- Can be difficult to follow / complex
- May be incompatible with existing norms
Why might the person adopting the guideline themselves be a barrier to uptaking the evidence?
- Lack of awareness of recommendation
- Doubts over credibility of source
- May be overwhelmed by too many guidelines
- Over-reliance on trusted / convenient sources
Why might the organisation / environment be a barrier to uptaking the evidence?
- Limitations of time and resources
- Behaviour / action / value that people are expected to follow
- Social influence
What is the principle behind Quality Improvement?
Facilitates uptake / continuing use of evidence-based policy and practice, focusing on recurrent problems within systems of care to improve performance, professional development and service-user outcomes