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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Abstract

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 ID: 18725
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: action research, refl ective groups, Australia, practice nurse, nurse in general practice, general practice
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This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.

ISSN: 1178-2390
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 03:11
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%
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