Interprofessional collaboration in a transitional care management clinic: A qualitative analysis of health professionals experiences
Nichole E. Stetten, Melanie G. Hagen, University of Florida, United States ; Ryan W. Nall, University of Florida Health, United States ; Katherine Vogel Anderson, Erik W. Black, Amy V. Blue, University of Florida, United States
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 2405-4526 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Given the relative newness of primary care interprofessional collaboration, exploration of team members perspectives about their team experience can provide insights about the benefits and detractions of interprofessional collaboration in primary care delivery.The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of a small interprofessional primary care team.A conventional content analysis was used to examine semi-structured interviews examining the benefits and barriers of interprofessional team work among 10 health professionals on an outpatient care team.Three separate themes emerged from the data: Barriers to Collaboration, Social Support, and Access to Human Capital.Although barriers to interprofessional team work exist within this particular team dynamic, social support emerged as a mediator that buffered negativity, reduced burnout and stress, increased overall work satisfication, provided access to human capital and increased perceptions of improved patient care.
Stetten, N.E., Hagen, M.G., Nall, R.W., Anderson, K.V., Black, E.W. & Blue, A.V. (2018). Interprofessional collaboration in a transitional care management clinic: A qualitative analysis of health professionals experiences. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 12(1), 73-77. Elsevier Ltd.