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Factors that influence engagement in collaborative practice: how 8 health professionals became advocates.
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PMID:  17872847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To generate hypotheses regarding factors that might influence engagement in collaborative practice. DESIGN: Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. SETTING: Participants interviewed each other in dyads. The pairing was based upon geographical location and proximity to each other. PARTICIPANTS: Eight professionals from the disciplines of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy. METHOD: Semistructured interviews, lasting 30 to 45 minutes each, were recorded and transcribed verbatim. The transcripts were read by all research team members using independent content analysis for common words, phrases, statements, or units of text for key themes. At a subsequent face-to-face meeting, the team used an iterative process of comparing and contrasting key themes until consensus was reached. The transcripts were then analyzed further for subthemes using NVivo software. MAIN FINDINGS: Initial findings suggest that some common characteristics grounded in family history, school experiences, social interactions, and professional training might influence collaborative practice choices. The narrative form of the interview broke down interpersonal and interprofessional barriers, creating a new level of trust and respect that could improve professional collaboration. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that life experiences from childhood into later adulthood can and do influence professional choices.
Carol P Herbert; Lesley Bainbridge; Julia Bickford; Susan Baptiste; Susan Brajtman; Trish Dryden; Pippa Hall; Cathy Risdon; Patricia Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1715-5258     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-17     Completed Date:  2007-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1318-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Cooperative Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Interprofessional Relations
Interviews as Topic
Power (Psychology)
Professional Role
Qualitative Research

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