With participants now recording their knowledge encounters here is some really early data arising from 28 encounters recorded:
About 1 in 5 encounters involved some form of process or policy knowledge
And a little less involved codified knowledge – directly encountering research, scholarly or practice based knowledge rather than it being passed through someone else
Dentists are getting their information and other new knowledge from all sorts of places. A third involve fellow practitioners and almost 1 in 5 involves their employer. 14% comes from researchers and 11% from educators. But patients and non-practitioner colleagues share knowledge with dentists too.
I’m really grateful to the many dentists in general practice who are contributing their time towards this study and helping to build a better picture of how dentists acquire and build their knowledge in practice. I am still recruiting and welcome anybody in practice in the UK to take part.
If you fancy having a go at recording some knowledge encounters have a go here.
All the best,