B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan

THE KNOWLEDGE PROCESSES WITHIN SASKATCHEWAN’S NEW MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TEAMS

The evolving order of Saskatchewan’s health care system involves a set of concurrent reforms to service delivery, one being the development of multi-disciplinary teams and the other, the introduction of a new professional group, Nurse Practitioners. In this project, I explored how knowledge exchange of the multi-disciplinary teams is actually done within the context of their collective clinical decision-making.  From this research, I bring a theoretical understanding from other projects of the knowledge exchange as a social process mediated by material conditions, norms and values.

Fundingcihr-logo

Canadian Institutes for Health Research Post-doctoral Fellowship.  2005-2008.
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Quinlan.

Community Partners

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (NP group).

Methodology

Complexity Theory; Institutional Ethnography; Social Network Analysis.

NAPGRP

About Me
"Quinlan speaks to the media about campus sexual assault in The Ubyssey's article 'Policy, protocol and political will: how universities can responsibly respond to sexual assault.' Read more

The vision guiding my research program is to promote meaningful dignified work as essential to health and wellness.

My commitment to the fair, equitable treatment and rewards for workers has been the catalyst for my scholarship.

I employ the creative arts to reach wider audiences with research results and enhance research participants’ expressive powers.

My research is endowed with a gender-based analysis strengthened by my formal associate affiliation with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at University of Saskatchewan.