Collaboration Between Disciplinary Teams in a Community-Based Program for Elders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157243
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaboration Between Disciplinary Teams in a Community-Based Program for Elders
Abstract:
Collaboration Between Disciplinary Teams in a Community-Based Program for Elders
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Lim, Kyung Hee, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Arizona, College of Nursing
Title:Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Address:1305 N. Martin, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA
Contact Telephone:520-970-0494
Co-Authors:Cathy Michaels, PhD, RN, FAAN; Linda Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN; Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN; Deborah Vincent, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized causal model of collaboration between disciplinary teams caring for elders in a community-based program, Korean Home Visiting Services (KHVS) where nurse teams and social worker teams collaborate to deliver quality comprehensive services to the elderly. Background: Most of elders experience physical, economic, and psychosocial changes that require comprehensive and coordinated services including healthcare and social welfare services. In order to provide the elderly those care services in community settings, collaboration between healthcare and social welfare providers is important. There is an abundance of literature discussing the various significant factors that affect collaboration. However, there is a paucity of conceptual models to identify how those factors directly or indirectly influence the process and degree of collaboration. In this presentation, a hypothesized collaboration model is proposed to explain how significant variables, personal and context, affect the process and degree of collaboration. Methods: The proposed collaboration model was based on the System Research Organizing Model and includes four components: team members, context, process, and outcomes. A descriptive design using a causal modeling approach was used to test the collaboration model. The research settings were the public healthcare centers and welfare centers in five provinces of Korea. 40 nurse teams and 40 social worker teams were invited to participate in this research. Data were collected from each team member and leaders involved in the KHVS using seven instruments. All team data were analyzed at the team level. Descriptive statistics were used to assess each variable of the four components. A stepwise multiple regression technique was used to test the hypothesized model. Results: First hypothesis, team member and context variables have a direct effect on the collaboration process, was rejected. However, some team member variables directly impacted the collaboration process. Second hypothesis, team member, context, and collaboration process variables have a direct effect on the degree of collaboration, was rejected. However, some team member, context, and collaboration process variables directly impacted the degree of collaboration. Based on the research findings, the hypothesized collaboration model was revised. Significance: This study presented some implications for further research and collaboration practice. Future research needs to determine the reciprocal influence of each construct variable, explore the roles of each leadership style, and identify intervening or extraneous variables affecting collaboration. For the collaboration practice, this research can help healthcare providers develop realistic and effective strategies to enhance their collaboration, which would lead them to not only assess the elderly holistically, but to also effectively plan and provide comprehensive care services to solve complex health problems of the elderly.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration Between Disciplinary Teams in a Community-Based Program for Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157243-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration Between Disciplinary Teams in a Community-Based Program for Elders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lim, Kyung Hee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Arizona, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Postdoctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1305 N. Martin, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">520-970-0494</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">klim@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cathy Michaels, PhD, RN, FAAN; Linda Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN; Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN; Deborah Vincent, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized causal model of collaboration between disciplinary teams caring for elders in a community-based program, Korean Home Visiting Services (KHVS) where nurse teams and social worker teams collaborate to deliver quality comprehensive services to the elderly. Background: Most of elders experience physical, economic, and psychosocial changes that require comprehensive and coordinated services including healthcare and social welfare services. In order to provide the elderly those care services in community settings, collaboration between healthcare and social welfare providers is important. There is an abundance of literature discussing the various significant factors that affect collaboration. However, there is a paucity of conceptual models to identify how those factors directly or indirectly influence the process and degree of collaboration. In this presentation, a hypothesized collaboration model is proposed to explain how significant variables, personal and context, affect the process and degree of collaboration. Methods: The proposed collaboration model was based on the System Research Organizing Model and includes four components: team members, context, process, and outcomes. A descriptive design using a causal modeling approach was used to test the collaboration model. The research settings were the public healthcare centers and welfare centers in five provinces of Korea. 40 nurse teams and 40 social worker teams were invited to participate in this research. Data were collected from each team member and leaders involved in the KHVS using seven instruments. All team data were analyzed at the team level. Descriptive statistics were used to assess each variable of the four components. A stepwise multiple regression technique was used to test the hypothesized model. Results: First hypothesis, team member and context variables have a direct effect on the collaboration process, was rejected. However, some team member variables directly impacted the collaboration process. Second hypothesis, team member, context, and collaboration process variables have a direct effect on the degree of collaboration, was rejected. However, some team member, context, and collaboration process variables directly impacted the degree of collaboration. Based on the research findings, the hypothesized collaboration model was revised. Significance: This study presented some implications for further research and collaboration practice. Future research needs to determine the reciprocal influence of each construct variable, explore the roles of each leadership style, and identify intervening or extraneous variables affecting collaboration. For the collaboration practice, this research can help healthcare providers develop realistic and effective strategies to enhance their collaboration, which would lead them to not only assess the elderly holistically, but to also effectively plan and provide comprehensive care services to solve complex health problems of the elderly.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:41:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:41:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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