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Adapting the Ideas of Translational Science for Translational Family Science.

Title: Adapting the Ideas of Translational Science for Translational Family Science.
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Name(s): Grzywacz, Joseph G, author
Allen, Jeffrey W, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2017-10-01
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Family science has been doing translational science since before it came into vogue. Nevertheless, the field has been subjected to the same forces in the broader academy that have created a widening chasm between discovery and practice. Thus, the primary objective of this article is to translate the principles, concepts, and models of translational science to solidify an identity for family science and help the field move forward in broader academic, care delivery, and policy arenas. Alternative models of translational science, primarily from biomedicine but also from other disciplines, are reviewed and critically analyzed, and core concepts and principles are isolated, elaborated, and applied to family science. Family science's long-standing commitment to the doctrine of evidence-based practice, and its ongoing endorsement of the principles of scientific duality and multidisciplinary utility, places it in a preeminent position for using the zeitgeist of translational science to move forward. Nonetheless, the field has important epistemological, practical, professional, and curricular steps to complete to better position itself as a distinct and valued body of scientists. Ultimately, we argue that embracing the principles, concepts, and models of translational science should be leveraged by family science to help brand itself as a unique and essential social science field for enhancing the human condition.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_29422702 (IID), 10.1111/fare.12284 (DOI), PMC5798476 (PMCID), 29422702 (RID), 29422702 (EID)
Keywords: Evidence-based practice, Family science, Research-to-practice, Translational science
Grant Number: P01 AG020166, U19 AG051426, U54 OH011230
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5798476.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29422702
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Family relations.
0197-6664
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 66

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Grzywacz, J. G., & Allen, J. W. (2017). Adapting the Ideas of Translational Science for Translational Family Science. Family Relations. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29422702