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The PARIHS Framework—A Framework for Guiding the Implementation of Evidence-based Practice

Rycroft-Malone, Jo PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN

DEPARTMENTS: Using the Best Evidence to Change Practice

Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Corresponding author: Jo Rycroft-Malone, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), RN, Royal College of Nursing, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HE, United Kingdom (e-mail:

The PARIHS framework is the culmination of a project team's work. Kitson, Harvey, and McCormack conceived the framework, first published in 1998. Since that time, a larger project team, led by Jo Rycroft-Malone, has shaped its ongoing development and refinement. Project team: Alison Kitson, BSc(Hons), DPhil, RN, FRCN—executive director of nursing, honorary professorship, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK; Gill Harvey, BNursing, PhD, RHV, RGN, DN—senior lecturer in healthcare and public sector management, Centre for Healthcare Management, University of Manchester, UK; Kate Seers, BSc(Hons), PhD, RGN—honorary professor and head of research, RCN Institute, Oxford, UK; Brendan McCormack, BSc(Hons)Nursing, DPHIL (Oxon), PGCEA, RGN, RMN—professor of nursing research, University of Ulster and Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast, UK; and Angie Titchen, MSc, DPhil (Oxon), MCSP—senior research and development fellow, RCN Institute, Oxford, UK.

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