Developing health and social care planning in collaboration

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Developing health and social care planning in collaboration
Author(s) Rämgård, Margareta ; Blomkvist, Kerstin ; Petersson, Pia
Date 2015
English abstract
Collaboration between different professions in community care for older people is often both difficult and complex. In this project, a participatory action research (PAR) was conducted in order to support the professions involved in the care for older people to develop individualized health and social care plans. Cases from daily work were discussed in different professional groups over a period of one year. A key finding was that lack of knowledge regarding the other professions’ field of expertise and their underlying professional culture and values was a barrier in their collaboration. However, as the continuous reflective dialogue process progressed,the participants began to reflect more about the importance of collaboration as a prerequisite to achieve the best possible care for the recipient. This process of reflection led to the often complex needs of the care recipients being given a more central position and thus care plans being better tailored to each person’s needs.
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Publisher Informa healthcare
Host/Issue Journal of Interprofessional care;4
Volume 29
ISSN 1356-1820
Pages 354-358
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) health care
social care
action research
Humanities/Social Sciences
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