Rehabilitation practice: challenges to effective team working

Long, A, Kneafsey, R and Ryan, J 2003, 'Rehabilitation practice: challenges to effective team working' , International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40 (6) , pp. 663-673.

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Effective rehabilitation depends on multiple inputs from a variety of skilled multi-professional team members. This paper explores perceptions of the nurse's role within the multi-professional rehabilitation team and challenges for effective team working. It draws on findings from a 2-year qualitative study exploring the role of the nurse within rehabilitation. Substantial differences in the nurse's role were evident, depending on their and others' perceptions, especially in relation to the nurse's carry-on role. Many nurses felt their contributions were not valued and others desired greater reciprocity within the team. Blurring of role boundaries could bring benefits to clients but also led to professional tensions and rivalry.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management > ND66 Work groups. Team work in industry
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00207489
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007 13:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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