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An integrative review of facilitators and barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general practice

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Abstract


  • Aim

    To identify facilitators and barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general (family) practice.

    Background

    Internationally, a shortage of doctors entering and remaining in general practice and an increasing burden of chronic disease has diversified the nurse's role in this setting. Despite a well-established general practice nursing workforce, little attention has been paid to the ways doctors and nurses collaborate in this setting.

    Design

    Integrative literature review.

    Data sources

    CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Life, Cochrane Library, Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews and Trove (dissertation and theses) were searched for papers published between 2000 and May 2014.

    Review methods

    This review was informed by the approach of Whittemore and Knafl (2005). All included papers were assessed for methodological quality. Findings were extracted, critically examined and grouped into themes.

    Results

    Eleven papers met the inclusion criteria. Thematic analysis revealed three themes common to the facilitators of and barriers to collaboration and teamwork between GPs in general practice: (1) roles and responsibilities; (2) respect, trust and communication; and (3) hierarchy, education and liability.

    Conclusion

    This integrative review has provided insight into issues around role definition, communication and organizational constraints which influence the way nurses and general practitioners collaborate in a team environment. Future research should investigate in more detail the ways doctors and nurses work together in general practice and the impact of collaboration on nursing leadership and staff retention.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • McInnes, S., Peters, K., Bonney, A. & Halcomb, E. (2015). An integrative review of facilitators and barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (9), 1973-1985.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938745005

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3812&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2791

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12
  • 12

Start Page


  • 1973

End Page


  • 1985

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Aim

    To identify facilitators and barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general (family) practice.

    Background

    Internationally, a shortage of doctors entering and remaining in general practice and an increasing burden of chronic disease has diversified the nurse's role in this setting. Despite a well-established general practice nursing workforce, little attention has been paid to the ways doctors and nurses collaborate in this setting.

    Design

    Integrative literature review.

    Data sources

    CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Life, Cochrane Library, Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews and Trove (dissertation and theses) were searched for papers published between 2000 and May 2014.

    Review methods

    This review was informed by the approach of Whittemore and Knafl (2005). All included papers were assessed for methodological quality. Findings were extracted, critically examined and grouped into themes.

    Results

    Eleven papers met the inclusion criteria. Thematic analysis revealed three themes common to the facilitators of and barriers to collaboration and teamwork between GPs in general practice: (1) roles and responsibilities; (2) respect, trust and communication; and (3) hierarchy, education and liability.

    Conclusion

    This integrative review has provided insight into issues around role definition, communication and organizational constraints which influence the way nurses and general practitioners collaborate in a team environment. Future research should investigate in more detail the ways doctors and nurses work together in general practice and the impact of collaboration on nursing leadership and staff retention.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • McInnes, S., Peters, K., Bonney, A. & Halcomb, E. (2015). An integrative review of facilitators and barriers influencing collaboration and teamwork between general practitioners and nurses working in general practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (9), 1973-1985.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938745005

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3812&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2791

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12
  • 12

Start Page


  • 1973

End Page


  • 1985

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom