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A model for setting up interdisciplinary collaborative working in groups: lessons from an experience of action learning

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There is a current policy emphasis within health services on collaborative interdisciplinary groupworking between professionals, exemplified by the increasing use of action learning sets in a health context. Most of the evaluative research into this type of group collaboration has concentrated on evaluating outcomes, whereas this project aimed to evaluate qualitatively the experiences of the professional group members. The research uses a grounded theory methodology to investigate their perceptions and to analyse the data collected through interview methods. The research addresses an emergent theoretical model that could be of use when planning multidisciplinary task groups. It aims to enhance the success of these groups using a theory based on the concept of project momentum.

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Author(s): Douglas S, Machin T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Year: 2004

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 189-193

Print publication date: 01/04/2004

ISSN (print): 1351-0126

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2850

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing


DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2003.00707.x


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