Collegiate Presence: An Innovation in Understanding Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243535
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collegiate Presence: An Innovation in Understanding Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Author(s):
Broadbent, Marc; Moxham, Lorna; Dwyer, Trudy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Broadbent, Marc, RN, GradCert, GradDip, MEd, m.broadbent@cqu.edu.au; Moxham, Lorna, PhD, RN; Dwyer, Trudy, RN, PhD;
Abstract:
Purpose:

Interdisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of healthcare service delivery across the globe. This presentation reports on an ethnographic study that examined the interdisciplinary relationships between emergency department (ED) triage nurses and mental health triage nurses who collaborate to deliver care to clients presenting with a mental illness.

Methods:

For this research, time was spent in an Australian ED and mental health triage service. Participant observation, individual and group interviews, organisational documentation and field notes were all used to gather data that was analysed using the constant comparative method.

Results:

Four key factors that influenced the relationship were; the practice environment, the process of triage assessment, referral and response, the roles and scope of practice and collegiate presence. Research findings conclude that culturally disparate groups cannot develop a functional and collaborative working relationship without a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, each other’s culture.

Conclusion:

Developing such a relationship requires collegiate presence that is built on communication, mindfulness, education and time spent together to develop a practice community. Collegiate presence draws from the theories of collegiality (Ayo & Fraser 2008), occupational presence (Reid 2008), cultural intelligence (Earley & Ang 2003) and mindfulness (Horton-Deutsch & Horton 2003) to describe a new and innovative way of conceptualising intercultural understanding in the workplace.

Ayo, L & Fraser, C 2008, 'The four constructs of collegiality', International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 57-66.

Earley, P & Ang, S 2003, Cultural intelligence: individual interactions across cultures, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.

Horton-Deutsch, S & Horton, J 2003, 'Mindfulness: overcoming intractable conflict', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 186-193.

Reid, D 2008, 'Exploring the relationship between occupational presence, occupational engagement, and people's well-being', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 43-47.

Keywords:
Collegiate presence; collaboration; interdisciplinary
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCollegiate Presence: An Innovation in Understanding Interdisciplinary Collaborationen
dc.contributor.authorBroadbent, Marcen
dc.contributor.authorMoxham, Lornaen
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Trudyen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsBroadbent, Marc, RN, GradCert, GradDip, MEd, m.broadbent@cqu.edu.au; Moxham, Lorna, PhD, RN; Dwyer, Trudy, RN, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243535-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>Interdisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of healthcare service delivery across the globe. This presentation reports on an ethnographic study that examined the interdisciplinary relationships between emergency department (ED) triage nurses and mental health triage nurses who collaborate to deliver care to clients presenting with a mental illness. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>For this research, time was spent in an Australian ED and mental health triage service. Participant observation, individual and group interviews, organisational documentation and field notes were all used to gather data that was analysed using the constant comparative method. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Four key factors that influenced the relationship were; the practice environment, the process of triage assessment, referral and response, the roles and scope of practice and collegiate presence. Research findings conclude that culturally disparate groups cannot develop a functional and collaborative working relationship without a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, each other&rsquo;s culture. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Developing such a relationship requires collegiate presence that is built on communication, mindfulness, education and time spent together to develop a practice community. Collegiate presence draws from the theories of collegiality (Ayo &amp; Fraser 2008), occupational presence (Reid 2008), cultural intelligence (Earley &amp; Ang 2003) and mindfulness (Horton-Deutsch &amp; Horton 2003) to describe a new and innovative way of conceptualising intercultural understanding in the workplace. <p>Ayo, L &amp; Fraser, C 2008, 'The four constructs of collegiality', <i>International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring</i>, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 57-66. <p>Earley, P &amp; Ang, S 2003, <i>Cultural intelligence: individual interactions across cultures</i>, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA. <p>Horton-Deutsch, S &amp; Horton, J 2003, 'Mindfulness: overcoming intractable conflict', <i>Archives of Psychiatric Nursing</i>, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 186-193. <p>Reid, D 2008, 'Exploring the relationship between occupational presence, occupational engagement, and people's well-being', <i>Journal of Occupational Science</i>, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 43-47.en
dc.subjectCollegiate presenceen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectinterdisciplinaryen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:38Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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