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dc.contributor.authorHoogeveen, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-30T13:14:48Z
dc.date.available2016-03-30T13:14:48Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/8933
dc.description.abstractThe growing complexity of healthcare needs of residents living in long-term care necessitates a high level of professional interdependence to deliver quality, individualized care. Personal support workers (PSWs) are the most likely to observe, interpret and respond to resident care plans, yet little is known about how they experience collaboration. This study aimed to describe PSWs’ current experiences with collaboration in long-term care and to understand the factors that influenced their involvement in collaboration. A qualitative approach was used to interview eight PSWs from one long-term care facility in rural Ontario. Thematic analysis revealed three themes: valuing PSWs’ contributions, organizational structure, and individual characteristics and relationships. Collaboration was a difficult process for PSWs who felt largely undervalued and excluded. To improve collaboration, management needs to provide opportunities for PSWs to contribute and support the development of relationships required to collaborate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectpersonal support workersen_US
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjectlong-term careen_US
dc.subjectcollaborative practiceen_US
dc.subjectunregulated care providersen_US
dc.titlePersonal Support Workers' Experience of Collaboration in a Long-Term Care Facility in Rural Ontarioen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2016-02-04T00:00:00Z


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