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Perceptions of experiences with interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: a qualitative analysis

Dahl, Berit Misund; Crawford, Paul

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Berit Misund Dahl

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PAUL CRAWFORD paul.crawford@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Health Humanities



Abstract

In public health nursing interprofessional collaboration has become a goal, however, there is little clarity on the distribution of responsibility or approach to cooperation between the professional groups. The aim of the study was to explore public health nurses’ perceptions of their experiences related to interprofessional collaboration. A qualitative content analysis was carried out. An interview study with a purposeful sample of 23 Norwegian public health nurses (PHNs) was conducted. Data were analyzed using semi-structured interviews to identify categories and themes of PHNs’ working lives. The data were classified into three major themes: institutionality: the institutional understanding of the professional roles; competence: clarifying jurisdictional borders, and recognition: professionals` recognition of different roles. There needs to be a robust strategy in collaborative working that involves public health nurses among other professionals to avoid role overlap, interpersonal and interprofessional conflict and reduce the damaging threat or stress that comes with informal or ad hoc rules of engagement and status claiming by one profession over another.

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Dahl, B. M., & Crawford, P. (2018). Perceptions of experiences with interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(2), 178-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2017.1386164

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 26, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 24, 2017
Publication Date Mar 30, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 12, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 25, 2018
Journal Journal of Interprofessional Care
Print ISSN 1356-1820
Electronic ISSN 1469-9567
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Pages 178-184
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2017.1386164
Keywords Competence, Institutionality, Interprofessional collaboration, Public health nursing, Qualitative content analysis, Recognition
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47220
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2017.1386164
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Interprofessional Care on 24/10/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13561820.2017.1386164

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