MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TEAMS

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.

Funding

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.