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Overcoming challenges to collaboration: Nurse educators’ experiences in curriculum change

Chiang, Ching-Kuei, Chapman, Helen, & Elder, Ruth (2011) Overcoming challenges to collaboration: Nurse educators’ experiences in curriculum change. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(1), pp. 27-33.

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Abstract

This article describes challenges to effective collaboration encountered by nurse educators as they transformed a unit within a school of nursing in Taiwan. This study introduced collaborative action research as a vehicle for curriculum change. Although the team achieved positive outcomes in transforming a unit, the collaborative process was complex with four major challenges: meaning, time, work culture, and conflicting views. This article provides an overview of the study, and the major challenges posed by working together are expounded and illustrated with excerpts drawn from the study data. Possible reasons for the challenges, how these challenges were overcome, and facilitation of the collaborative process are discussed.

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ID Code: 39492
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Collaboration, Nurse Educator, Challenge
DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20101029-04
ISSN: 0148-4834
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2011 SLACK Incorporated
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2011 16:14
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:27

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