Leadership & Professional Development

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Using an Interprofessional Team Approach

Susan Bohnenkamp

Nicole Pelton

Cindy J. Rishel

Sandra Kurtin

interprofessional approach, evidence-based practice, translational research
ONF 2014, 41(4), 434-437. DOI: 10.1188/14.ONF.434-437

Translational research has been defined as "bench-to-bedside" research or "laboratory-to-clinical" research. Benefits to this type of research are that it fast tracks biomedical advances to improve the quality of care and life for patients with cancer (Callard, Rose, & Wykes, 2011). The challenge, however, is translating the research findings to the bedside in a timely fashion. Burns and Foley (2005) described an estimated 20-year delay in getting research findings translated to care delivery.

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