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Knowledge Translation: Pain and dementia: an application to practice: an example

Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Prof Rhonda Nay, Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Ms Sharon Wall
Research Centre DCRC Carers and Consumers
Partner Institution
Project Description

This project investigates knowledge translation within the pain and dementia literature.

Description of Knowledge Translation projects involving two key channels of delivery in Australia as follows:

1. NSW Dementia e-Learning Program. DCRC Carers and Consumers Knowledge Translation Team created the modular design and content for the updating of the e-Learning Program with the existing valid pain research and the latest pain research, which included the DCRC C&C's Latrobe Node Pain Research. Implementation commenced in 2011.

DCRC C&C Knowledge Translation Team designed a three part evaluation approach for the Dementia e-Learning Program and the first report involving almost 100 program participants and 30 facilitators was delivered August 2012.

2. Australian Government's eight Dementia Behaviour and Psychological Management Advisory Services (DBMASs) DCRC C&C Knowledge Translation Team in 2011 consulted numerous times with all eight DBMASs as part of a needs analysis as preparation for translating the pain research into a practical product the DBMAS clinicians could use in implementing the pain and pain management research into practice. In response to this analysis a Pain In-Service was delivered to each DBMAS for implementation in Residential Aged Care Facilities and Community Care.

Furthermore, a three part program evaluation survey was also delivered to assess delivery of the In-Service and subsequent impact four weeks later.

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