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It is important to disseminate EBP results in order to advance the field. This will also ensure that best practices become widely accepted. Each of the many strategies available for spreading EBP has its advantages and disadvantages. These are the strategies I am most inclined to employ and why.
- Poster presentations: I am inclined to consider poster presentations for dissemination strategies because they provide a visual engaging method to communicate information to audiences, and to interact with them in a personal environment. The interactive nature of poster presentations allows for attendees to ask questions directly and have discussions. These presentations are also less formal, which makes them an excellent choice for events that require a less formal atmosphere.
- Publications of peer-reviewed Journals. I am also inclined to use these publications as part of a distribution strategy. It is because peer-reviewed journals are considered the gold standard for quality and credibility. Publication in a peer reviewed journal allows the results of research to be widely distributed and adds to the evidence-based body of knowledge.
Presentations at unit level or organizational level would not be my first choice as a dissemination strategy. These presentations are not widely seen, which limits the dissemination and impact of results.
Some of the obstacles I could encounter when I use my most preferred strategies for dissemination include:
- It can take a lot of time to prepare a manuscript or poster for publication. It can be difficult to balance the commitment of time with other duties.
- Attention competition: Both poster presentations and journals are highly competitive and can have a fierce level of attention. For a presentation to be successful, the content must be of a high standard and pertinent to the audience.
In order to overcome these obstacles, I will prioritize my time. To do this, I will seek opportunities for collaboration with colleagues that have complementary expertise and skills. Also, I will invest my time into preparing relevant and well-researched presentations and manuscripts with a direct impact on the industry. I’d also look for ways to connect and network with others to help increase my visibility and to build relationships with EBP practitioners.