The concept of collaboration : a critical exploration of the care continuum

Penny, Robyn A. (2015) The concept of collaboration : a critical exploration of the care continuum. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis critically explored the concept of collaboration through an analysis of the experiences of midwives, child health nurses and women in the process of transition from hospital to community care and related policy documents. The research concluded that the concept serves an important social function in obscuring the complexity of social relations in healthcare. Rather than adopt an unquestioning attitude to what is represented as collaboration this thesis argues for a more critical examination of what is occurring, what is potentially hidden and how specific interests are served through its use.

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ID Code: 82083
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Windsor, Carol & Carroll, Julie-Anne
Keywords: collaboration, constructionism, care continuum, healthcare policy, critical
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2015 04:41
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:28

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