A novel approach to data extraction and synthesis was used to explore the connections between research priorities, understanding and practice improvement associated with family bereavement in the context of the potential for organ donation. Conducting the review as a qualitative longitudinal study highlighted changes over time, and extraction of citation-related data facilitated an analysis of the interaction in this field. It was found that lack of ‘communication’ between researchers contributes to information being ‘lost’ and then later ‘rediscovered’. It is recommended that researchers should plan early for dissemination and practice improvement to ensure that research contributes to change.
Dicks, S. G., Ranse, K., Northam, H., van Haren, F. M. P., & Boer, D. P. (2018, January 1). A novel approach to studying co-evolution of understanding and research: Family bereavement and the potential for organ donation as a case study. Health Psychology Open. SAGE Publications Inc. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102917753706