• Fiona WebsterEmail author


This chapter introduces the study and establishes its historical context and key terms. This book represents a now historical ethnographic account of a particular time in which the Ontario Stroke Strategy (OSS) was being implemented in Ontario, Canada, with the explicit aim of ‘improving best practice care across the continuum’. It offers an explication of how the discourses of both evidence-based medicine (EBM) and knowledge translation (KT) were institutionalized in the OSS. At the time, the rising emphasis on knowledge translation was relatively new. It has since become firmly enshrined across all aspects of health research funding, clinical care guidelines and government policy. While the terms used to describe KT have multiplied and evolved, many of its key features arguably remain the same in the more contemporary practices of EBM. I theorize it then and now as a text that is the managerial arm of EBM.


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  1. 1.Arthur Labatt Family School of NursingWestern UniversityLondonCanada

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