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New theory from an old technique: the Rolma matrices.

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posted on 20.03.2015, 10:10 by Damian Roland, David Matheson
Background:  Understanding the reasons behind non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines is a complex process. Many explanatory models have been proposed that are grounded in qualitative theory. The 2 × 2 matrix has often been used to condense this potentially complex information into a format understandable to clinicians without educational or qualitative backgrounds. Methods:  The concept of tacit knowledge and its interplay with evidence-based practice is explored and the role of matrices in demonstrating various interactions is defined. Results:  Two new matrices are proposed to describe how experience and tacit knowledge may determine the outcome of patients, regardless of the evidence base. Conclusions:  The Rolma 1 and 2 matrices can be used to demonstrate to all clinicians, regardless of their background, how their experiences effect judgements and why junior (and senior) staff may not appear to engage with best practice.

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Citation

The Clinical Teacher, 2012, 9 (3), pp. 143-147

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

The Clinical Teacher

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell Publishing

issn

1743-4971

eissn

1743-498X

Copyright date

2012

Available date

20/03/2015

Publisher version

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2011.00520.x/abstract

Language

en