Renegotiating roles as part of developing collaborative practice: Australian nurses in general practice and cervical screening
Mills, Jane, and Fitzgerald, Mary (2008) Renegotiating roles as part of developing collaborative practice: Australian nurses in general practice and cervical screening. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 1 . pp. 35-43.
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This paper reports the findings from an action research study that used a reflective group method to work with nurses in general practice recently credentialed as cervical screeners. The research aimed to develop a new model of practice nurse service delivery within a multidisciplinary team. Findings demonstrated that poor interdisciplinary collaboration created barriers to changing the role of the practice nurse. Key themes identified were: renegotiating their roles, identifying and negotiating gendered patterns of cervical screening, and the effect of multidisciplinary teams and interdisciplinary collaboration on practice nurse retention. Recommendations from this study address the need for improved piloting of new initiatives and an increase in continuing professional development for practice managers who are potential change agents.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.
|Keywords:||action research, refl ective groups, Australia, practice nurse, nurse in general practice, general practice|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||12 Jun 2012 13:11|
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