Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
Print version ISSN 0120-5307
MERCADO MARTINEZ, Francisco J and ROBLES SILVA, Leticia. Uses of qualitative research in health.: Is there something beyond the dissemination of results?. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, suppl.1, pp. 48-59. ISSN 0120-5307.
The aim of this paper is to examine the dissemination and use of qualitative health research. The paper is divided into two parts. In the first part, three common approaches are identified regarding the use and application of research results: one is interested in the dissemination of knowledge to academia; another looks at the knowledge transfer and translation to strengthen health policies and programs; and the last one is geared towards the population. The second part presents a relational and dialogic proposal for the transfer and use of qualitative research in the health area in the context of the Latin American countries.
Keywords : research; health; qualitative; diffusion; knowledge transfer; Latin America.