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In this editorial for the Journal of Interprofessional Care, authors including National Center director Barbara F. Brandt pay tribute to Scott Reeves, Editor-in-Chief.
Background: Many measurement scales for interprofessional collaboration are developed for one health professional group, typically nurses. Evaluating interprofessional collaborative relationships can benefit from employing a measurement scale suitable for multiple health provider groups, including...
While research has indicated that professionals can work in an effective manner spread across the continuum of care, professional biases, boundary protectionism and little opportunity to develop interprofessional competence has made effective collaboration extremely difficult (e.g.
Scott Reeves May 30, 2014
A central obstacle that faces governments and service providers alike is the acute shortage of health professionals — with all projections indicating the situation will certainly worsen as the skilled workforce shortage hits in the coming decades (Health Canada 2006).
Scott Reeves May 29, 2014
Little is known about the nature of interprofessional collaboration on intensive care units (ICUs), despite its recognition as a key component of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. This comparative ethnographic study addresses this gap in knowledge and explores the different...
Scott Reeves May 22, 2014
BACKGROUND: Poor interprofessional communication in hospital is deemed to cause significant patient harm. Although recognition of this issue is growing, protocols are being implemented to solve this problem without empirical research on the interprofessional communication interactions that directly...
Scott Reeves May 22, 2014
BACKGROUND: The delivery of effective, high-quality patient care is a complex activity. It demands health and social care professionals collaborate in an effective manner. Research continues to suggest that collaboration between these professionals can be problematic. Interprofessional education (...
Scott Reeves May 20, 2014
BACKGROUND: Studies in General Internal Medicine [GIM] settings have shown that optimizing interprofessional communication is important, yet complex and challenging. While the physician is integral to interprofessional work in GIM there are often communication barriers in place that impact...
Scott Reeves May 20, 2014
This article investigates the association between nurse-physician working relations and nurse-rated quality of nursing team care.The analysis is based on a nationally representative sample of registered nurses working in Canadian hospitals. Multiple logistic regression was used to examine the...
Scott Reeves May 19, 2014
Interprofessional communication and collaboration are promoted by policymakers as fundamental building blocks for improving patient safety and meeting the demands of increasingly complex care. This paper reports qualitative findings of an interprofessional intervention designed to improve...
Scott Reeves May 19, 2014
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