Setting the scene: principles and concepts of implementation science

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. Part one of the book examines a wide range of issues that are fundamental to the reader’s understanding of the principles and concepts of implementation science. This includes essays on how to get evidence into practice and the theories, models, and frameworks supporting evidence implementation. The book considers how systems support resilient performance in enabling healthcare professionals to deal with both “successes and setbacks”. It then describes the scope of implementation science as part of a medical humanism paradigm, which has the capacity to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals and encourage them to uphold qualities of compassion and care. In discussing theory, the book presents cases for implementation science models and frameworks which can guide the implementation of research findings, and which can also expand ideas and create knowledge, while helping others understand the effects of implementation outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImplementation science
Subtitle of host publicationthe key concepts
EditorsFrances Rapport, Robyn Clay-Williams, Jeffrey Braithwaite
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781003109945
ISBN (Print)9780367626112, 9780367626136
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


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