Evaluation of an Organizational Intervention to Improve Nursing Work Life through Training in Knowledge Translation: Phase I
March 2005 - December 2008
Investigators: Lesley Degner (PI), Carole A. Estabrooks, Heather Laschinger
Funders: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Grant Amount: $300,000
Description: The focus of this research study is to determine whether an organization -wide intervention to promote knowledge translation would result in a reduction in absenteeism.
The study is currently in Phase 1 of a three phase study with the following overarching objectives:
1. To build a research base
2. To test indicators of nursing work life
The purpose of phase 1: To create a nursing work life geography of the target organization. This is being achieved through five waves of data collection using the following scales:
3. To integrate knowledge translation into training and continuing education
The products of this research program are:
- Degner, L. F. (2005). Knowledge translation in palliative care: Can theory help? Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2), 105-113.