Building a Better Bridge From Research to Practice: What's in Your Toolbox? Clinicians understand the importance of practicing from an evidence base, but face challenges when trying to do so. Some of these challenges must be solved by the clinician (e.g., lack of time to read the articles, lack of expertise in analyzing the quality of the research). However, the responsibility does ... Viewpoint
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Building a Better Bridge From Research to Practice: What's in Your Toolbox?
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  • Nancy B. Swigert
    Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Food for Thought
Viewpoint   |   June 01, 2011
Building a Better Bridge From Research to Practice: What's in Your Toolbox?
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2011, Vol. 20, 53-57. doi:10.1044/sasd20.2.53
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2011, Vol. 20, 53-57. doi:10.1044/sasd20.2.53

Clinicians understand the importance of practicing from an evidence base, but face challenges when trying to do so. Some of these challenges must be solved by the clinician (e.g., lack of time to read the articles, lack of expertise in analyzing the quality of the research). However, the responsibility does not lie solely with the clinician. All involved in producing research bear some responsibility in bridging the research to practice gap.

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