Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic by Anne Croker, Joy Higgs, Franziska Trede

By Anne Croker, Joy Higgs, Franziska Trede

This booklet is set an important element of healthcare; that's, how humans collaborate. on the center of this e-book is the honour version of Collaboration in healthcare produced in the course of a doctoral examine venture. Following this examine a couple of practitioners have explored this version of their perform and so they have been invited to jot down up their reviews and insights in a couple of chapters during this book.

The meant viewers for this booklet contains healthcare practitioners, educators, managers and others with an curiosity in how humans in healthcare collaborate. Readers should be invited to examine ways in which this dynamic version will be utilised insightfully of their practice.

In the distinction version, collaboration is gifted as:


  • R       Reflexive

  • E       Endeavours (in)

  • S       Supportive

  • P       perform (for)

  • E       Engaged

  • C       Centred-on-People

  • T       Teamwork.


The name appreciate displays the target and perform of patient-centred care. The version isn't offered as a common procedure for individuals to undertake of their perform yet relatively it bargains principles to discover, extend and critique to construct a good higher knowing of the advanced phenomenon of collaboration and to create our personal methods of practicing respectfully. This reciprocal and synergistic method of operating is strictly what admire and taking part is ready. through enticing with others' reviews and conceptualisations, this e-book is an improved model of the preliminary thesis. The version serves as a method of influencing different people's practices which in flip can advance and problem the model.

There are 4 sections within the book:


  1. Professional relationships

  2. A research of collaboration in healthcare

  3. Applying the consideration version of Collaboration in healthcare practice

  4. Educational functions of the honour version of Collaboration.

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In J. Higgs, R. Ajjawi, L. McAllister & S. ), Communicating in the health and social sciences (pp. 239-247). Oxford: Elsevier. , & Grotowski, M. (2014). Changing directions in healthcare. In J. Higgs, A. Croker, D. Tasker, J. Hummell & N. ), Health practice relationships (pp. 27-36). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense. , & Trede, F. (2009). What do we mean by collaboration, and when is a ‘team’ not a ‘team’? A qualitative unbundling of terms and meanings. Qualitative Research Journal, 9(1), 28-42.

Health practice relationships (pp. 27-36). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense. , & Trede, F. (2009). What do we mean by collaboration, and when is a ‘team’ not a ‘team’? A qualitative unbundling of terms and meanings. Qualitative Research Journal, 9(1), 28-42. Croker, A. (2011). Collaboration in rehabilitation teams (Unpublished PhD thesis). Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia. , & Smith, T. (2015). When students from different professions are co-located: The importance of interprofessional rapport for learning to work together.

1). It requires the use of personal knowledge, practice-based, experiential knowledge (called professional craft knowledge) and research-based or propositional knowledge (see Higgs & Titchen, 2002). Beyond the different forms of knowledge are the different capabilities of using knowledge. Cognitive capabilities for clinical reasoning have been identified as involving critical, reflective, dialectic and complex thinking (Christensen, Jones, Higgs, & Edwards, 2008). The gap between knowledge and cognition is bridged by reflective self-awareness, also known as metacognition (Higgs & Jones, 2008).

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