Putting it into Practice

Title: Literature Review on Relationship Building for Community-academic Collaboration in Health Research and Innovation.
Author: Chak, CM.
Date Published: 2018
Reference: MATEC Web of Conferences 215, 02002.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: The aim of this literature review was to (1) explore previous experiences and challenges in building and sustaining community-academic collaborative relationships; (2) examine the relationship building strategies for good quality collaborative relationships; and (3) identify potential research gaps for future research. The findings showed that academics and community members experienced common challenges in building relationships: distrust, a cultural divide between academia and communities, problems in power-sharing and lack of resources for maintaining long-term relationships. Relationship building is helped by the personal qualities and competence of the individuals, and by investing time and resources in developing relationships from the beginning through to the end of the collaboration. The ways that academics approach, collaborate, communicate with communities had significant impact on both current and future relationships. Future research should identify the factors contributing to such individual differences, so as to better develop individuals’ readiness and capacity towards community engagement and effective relationship building.

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general principles of good practice
lessons from direct experience of involvement
training and supporting researchers

Date Entered: 2018/11/23

Date Edited: 2018/11/26

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