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“Let’s stick together” - a grounded theory exploration of interprofessional working used to provide person centered chronic back pain services

Howarth, ML, Warne, AR and Haigh, C 2012, '“Let’s stick together” - a grounded theory exploration of interprofessional working used to provide person centered chronic back pain services' , Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 (6) , pp. 491-496.

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Abstract

Chronic back pain is a global phenomenon and a common reason why patients seek help from health professionals. Person-centered interprofessional working is acknowledged as the main strategy for chronic back pain management; however, the complexity of chronic pain can present significant challenges for teams. Although methods used by interprofessional teams to collaborate have been previously explored, how they work together to deliver person-centered chronic back pain care has received limited attention. The aim of this study was to explore person-centered care from the perspectives of people with chronic back pain and the interprofessional teams who cared for them. A grounded theory methodology was used to capture the interprofessional team's perspectives of person-centered working. A purposive sample of four chronic back pain management teams participated in semi-structured face-to-face interviews and focus groups. Data were thematically analyzed using a constant comparative method. Three categories emerged, collective efficacy, negotiated space and team maturity, which illustrated the attributes of interprofessional teams that influenced person-centered working. The findings suggest that collective efficacy matures over time within a negotiated coalesced space and re-enforces the need for teams to stick together to ensure effective person-centered care.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1356-1820 (print) 1469-9567 (online)
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Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: ML Howarth
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28386

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