A qualitative evaluation of an interprofessional collaboration between an academic organization and hospital foundation trust

Christine Tapson*, David, Morgan Walters, Norma Daykin

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Abstract

Background: Research recognizes that collaborative working between academic organizations and clinical institutions may help realize the effective delivery of patient care. Yet, few studies report on the processes required to effect the necessary changes. This article reports on a research process that was delivered by a team of academics and clinicians that aimed to illuminate processes of interprofessional collaboration.

Methods and findings: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight participants selected from both a university and a foundation trust. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis.  

Conclusions: The fruits of interprofessional practice and collaboration have beneficial effects, especially for the patient. Theese are realized through the collegial efforts of stakeholders from each organization, where consistent effort, cooperative and inclusive actions facilitate participative agency, resulting in rich relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • interprofessional
  • collaboration
  • academic organizations
  • clinical institutions

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