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Renegotiating roles as part of developing collaborative practice: Australian nurses in general practice and cervical screening

Citation

Mills, J and Fitzgerald, MA, Renegotiating roles as part of developing collaborative practice: Australian nurses in general practice and cervical screening, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 1 pp. 35-43. ISSN 1178-2390 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:action research, reflective groups, Australia, practice nurse, nurse in general practice, general practice
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:59671
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2009-12-16
Last Modified:2011-07-29
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