Zhuldyz Kuanysh, Master of Medical Sciences, Kazakhstan
Johanna Heikkilä, Docent, PhD, Chief advisor, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Feruza Saduyeva, MNS, Assistant Teacher, Karaganda Medical University, Kazakhstan
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a global organization that promotes collaboration between healthcare professionals, researchers, and institutions to improve evidence-based practice and patient care. Karaganda Medical University, together with experts from Kazakhstani medical universities (Nazarbayev University, Astana Medical University, Kazakh National Medical University, South Kazakhstan Medical Academy) and practical healthcare organizations, established a Kazakhstan Center for Evidence-based Nursing: A JBI Affiliated Group. The application to establish a JBI affiliated center until 31 March 2028 has been approved in Adelaide, Australia. The Center focuses on methods for systematic review and evidence implementation in the field of nursing. In addition, the Center works to ensure sustainable collaboration between medical universities and healthcare organizations to implement evidence-based nursing.
The opening of the Affiliated Group was the first step towards recognition as a Center of Excellence. The opening of this Center brings benefits to the Kazakh community in the field of healthcare. First and foremost, the JBI collaboration brings together practitioners, researchers, and educators to share evidence-based knowledge and best practices. JBI publishes two journals whose availability for the universities and practical health care ensure that teaching, research, and clinical practice are based on the latest and most reliable data leading to improved patient care. A multidisciplinary journal JBI Evidence Synthesis (see https://journals.lww.com/jbisrir/pages/default.aspx) publishes evidence syntheses relevant to a wide variety of healthcare contexts and health conditions, for example, and article by Coutts and Cooper (2023): Return to work for adults following stroke: a scoping review of interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators. The other journal is theory informed and pragmatically focused JBI Evidence Implementation (see https://journals.lww.com/ijebh/pages/default.aspx). It publishes case studies and articles from diverse clinical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts that concern the science and practice of evidence implementation into healthcare policy and practice, for example, an article by Pan et al. (2023): Enhancing bladder management for intrapartum/postpartum women at a maternity hospital in Taiwan: a best practice implementation project. In addition, educational videos on conducting systematic reviews, implementing evidence, and advancing evidence-based healthcare are freely available on the JBI platforms.
Moreover, joining the JBI network allows to use network resources. Members of the Kazakhstan Center for Evidence-based Nursing: A JBI Affiliated Group have access to the latest evidence-based guidelines through JBI’s Evidence-based Practice Database, which is an online resource for healthcare professionals to the best available evidence on a wide range of clinical topics at the point of care, including JBI evidence summaries, recommended practices, and best practice information sheets. JBI evidence summaries exhibit the summary of latest evidence on a clinical question, for example, What is the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of patient education to patients with atrial fbrillation (AF) (Porritt & Moola, 2022). Shared databases, tools, and training programs reduce duplication of effort and ensure more efficient use of resources. The interdisciplinary nature of JBI collaboration facilitates the cross-exchange of ideas from different areas of healthcare. This synergy often results in innovative solutions and a holistic approach to patient care.
It should also be noted that through collaboration, JBI creates a favorable environment for collaborative research efforts. By pooling resources, institutions participating in the JBI collaboration can optimize their research efforts. Researchers from different groups have the opportunity to combine their knowledge, resources, and methodologies to better address complex health problems. To date, the Kazakhstan Center, together with the University Medical Center and the National Cancer Research Center of Kazakhstan, has launched an evidence implementation project related to the management of pain in the postoperative period. In addition, the Center is involved in an international evidence implementation project led by PR China Nanfang Nursing Centre of EBP: A JBI Centre of Excellence.
Coutts, E. & Cooper, K. (2023). Return to work for adults following stroke: a scoping review of interventions, factors, barriers, and facilitators. JBI Evidence Synthesis. 21(9):1794-1837.
Pan, W.-L., Chen, L.-L. & Wang, C.-H. (2023). More Enhancing bladder management for intrapartum/postpartum women at a maternity hospital in Taiwan: a best practice implementation project. JBI Evidence Implementation. 21(3):197-207.
Porritt, K. & Moola, S. (2022). Evidence Summary. Atrial Fibrillation: Patient Education. The JBI EBP Database. 2022; JBI-ES-2822-2
Jūratė Macijauskienė, project coordinator
Živilė Kepežinskienė, project manager
Dinara Kozhakhmetova, responsible for WP4 Dissemination
Baituganova Aizhan, responsible for WP4 Dissemination