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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153304
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Establishing a Common Language for an Interdisciplinary Team
Abstract:
Establishing a Common Language for an Interdisciplinary Team
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sutter, Kimberlee, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Clinical Assistant Professor
Language is the essential element in communication between individuals especially those within a collaborative group who have a goal to exchange knowledge.  The exchange of knowledge within a group can be a difficult process, rooted not only in the subject being discussed but also in the differences in the language and the focus of practice of the individuals.  Just such an event occurred with an interdisciplinary team who formed to investigate an evidence based practice (EBP) issue in nursing education. The members of the team consisted of college librarians and nurses from different disciplines with different knowledge bases regarding EBP and research.  To add to the knowledge confusion the question at hand not only belonged in the field of nursing but involved other disciplines chemistry and mathematics.  Language issues do not have to be a result of speaking a different language but can stem from different meanings of the same word.  Early in the process we discovered that knowledge confusion due to language was a major stumbling block to our advancement in even the basic step of developing our PICO question.  Common terms for teaching mathematical processes to reduce medication errors to students were confusing and numerous.  After several meetings in which attempts were made to begin investigation of the issue, it was clear that the group needed to redirect the aim to better understanding of the language and terminology.  To do this the group members focused on developing list of synonyms for certain key terms used in the PICO statement and in research searches.  Another important step was the development of shared sets of explicitly defined terminology.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstablishing a Common Language for an Interdisciplinary Teamen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153304-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Establishing a Common Language for an Interdisciplinary Team</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sutter, Kimberlee, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kimberlee.sutter@asu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Language is the essential element in communication between individuals especially those within a collaborative group who have a goal to exchange knowledge.&nbsp; The exchange of knowledge within a group can be a difficult process, rooted not only in the subject being discussed but also in the differences in the language and the focus of practice of the individuals.&nbsp; Just such an event occurred with an interdisciplinary team who formed to investigate an evidence based practice (EBP) issue in nursing education. The members of the team consisted of college librarians and nurses from different disciplines with different knowledge bases regarding EBP and research.&nbsp; To add to the knowledge confusion the question at hand not only belonged in the field of nursing but involved other disciplines chemistry and mathematics.&nbsp; Language issues do not have to be a result of speaking a different language but can stem from different meanings of the same word.&nbsp; Early in the process we discovered that knowledge confusion due to language was a major stumbling block to our advancement in even the basic step of developing our PICO question.&nbsp; Common terms for teaching mathematical processes to reduce medication errors to students were confusing and numerous.&nbsp; After several meetings in which attempts were made to begin investigation of the issue, it was clear that the group needed to redirect the aim to better understanding of the language and terminology.&nbsp; To do this the group members focused on developing list of synonyms for certain key terms used in the PICO statement and in research searches.&nbsp; Another important step was the development of shared sets of explicitly defined terminology.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:11:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:11:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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