How to translate scientific knowledge into practice? Concepts, models and application

¿Cómo traducir el conocimiento científico a la práctica? Conceptos, modelos y aplicación

Ana Cláudia Garcia Vieira Denise Gastaldo Denise Harrison About the authors



to present the concept of Knowledge Translation and Exchange as it has been used in the international literature and in Canada, particularly. Next, to describe a renowned conceptual model to guide its implementation, entitled Knowledge-to-Action Cycle.


we described the use of the model in the context of the municipal primary health care system in southern Brazil for the implementation of pain management strategies during vaccination.


in this theoretical reflection, we argue that in order to promote health equity and quality of care in the Unified Health System (Brazilian SUS) it is important to translate scientific knowledge to various practice settings and create opportunities for exchange with users of this knowledge, such as health professionals, managers, policy makers, patients, family members and other stakeholders.

Knowledge Translation; Translation; Information Dissemination; Diffusion; Clinical competence

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