1School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
2School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia
3Centre for Nursing Research Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
4School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine & Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
5School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Over time there has been a shift, at least in the rhetoric, from a pipeline conceptualisation of knowledge implementation, to one that recognises the potential of more collaboration, co-productive approaches to knowledge production and use. In this editorial, which is grounded in our research and collective experience, we highlight both the potential and challenge with collaboration and co-production. This includes issues about stakeholder engagement, governance arrangements, and capacity and capability for working in a coproductive way. Finally, we reflect on the fact that this approach is not a panacea, but is accompanied by some philosophical and practical challenges.
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