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Knowledge translation in healthcare and medicine is characterized as a vigorous and repetitious process that serves to move information from advanced medical operations such as research journals, academic conferences and scientific research labs, so it can be accessible for practical use: often by people and organizations centered in the medical or healthcare field. This process is marked by 4 main elements: synthesis, dissemination, exchange, and ethically-sound application of knowledge. It occurs through a method of multi-faceted interactions between researchers and knowledge users that vary in concentration and scale.