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Optimising the Conceptualisation of Context; Comment on "Stakeholder Perspectives of Attributes and Features of Context Relevant to Knowledge Translation in Health Settings: A Multi-Country Analysis"

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/10/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Health Policy and Management
Issue number10
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)2365-2367
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date28/08/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Context matters. Therefore, efforts to develop greater conceptual clarity are important for science and practice. In this commentary, we outline some key issues that were prompted by Squires and colleagues’ contribution. Specifically, we reinforce context as an interactive concept and therefore something that is hard to ‘pin down,’ the problematic nature of conceptualising context in implementation and de-implementation, and a requirement for the development of culturally sensitive understandings. Finally, we suggest it is vital that continued investment into providing a more comprehensive list of determinants needs to be accompanied by an equal effort in developing practical methods and tools to support use and application.