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REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings

Objective

This project is concerned with optimising the delivery of primary healthcare to European citizens who are migrants who experience language and cultural barriers in host countries. We focus on the implementation of evidence-based health information (e.g. guidelines to enhance communication in cross-cultural consultations) and interventions (e.g. training initiatives on interculturalism and the use of paid interpreters) designed to address language and cultural barriers in primary care settings. We explore how these are translated (or not) into routine practice in primary care settings. We will investigate and support implementation processes for these using a unique combination of contemporary social theory, the Normalisation Process Theory and a participatory research methodology. Our five study objectives are to determine:
What guidelines and/or training initiatives are currently available in our partner countries that have been generated by primary care research in a way that was inclusive of all key stakeholders?
How are the guidelines and/or training initiatives translated into practice by primary care staff? What are the processes of implementation, ‘on the ground’ in routine practice?
What is the capacity of primary care settings in different countries (and, therefore, different organisational contexts) to incorporate implementation processes within their current organisational arrangement?
Is the implementation work for guidelines and/or training initiatives sustainable - leading to normalised use of these technologies in routine practice?
What are the benefits (if any) of using NPT and PLA to investigate and support implementation processes?
There will be co-operation between an inter-disciplinary team of experienced researchers, across 6 European health care settings with different organizational contexts and capacities to respond to this implementation work.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 265 316
Administrative Contact
Puneet Saidha (Dr.)

Participants (7)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 310,80
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Dowrick (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 323 384,80
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine O'donnell (Prof.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 355 133,40
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Maier (Prof.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 311 596,20
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 266 703
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleni Karkanaki (Ms.)
PINTAIL LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 162 716
Address
Springhill Avenue 77
A94 K542 Blackrock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ciaran Clissmann (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 047 430
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Vahey (Ms.)