Translational research: essential contributions from interpretive nursing science

Res Nurs Health. 2008 Aug;31(4):381-90. doi: 10.1002/nur.20267.


Translating research into practice is a central priority in the National Institutes of Health Roadmap. Nurse scientists must reevaluate how proposed research fits within and contributes not only to the development of new knowledge, but to the translation of that knowledge to the care of diverse communities and populations. Key barriers to the translation of evidence based practices in health programs and initiatives have been identified in the health services and nursing literature. Contributions that interpretive research approaches enable in addressing those barriers are articulated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods
  • Knowledge
  • Models, Nursing
  • Models, Organizational
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (U.S.) / organization & administration
  • Nursing Research / education
  • Nursing Research / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Research Design
  • Research Personnel / education
  • Research Personnel / organization & administration
  • Research Support as Topic
  • United States