Interprofessional and intraprofessional communication about older people’s medications across transitions of care
E Manias, T Bucknall, R Woodward-Kron, C Hughes, C Jorm, G Ozavci, K Joseph
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2021
Communication breakdowns contribute to medication incidents involving older people across transitions of care. The purpose of this paper is to examine how interprofessional and in-traprofessional communication occurs in managing older patients’ medications across transitions of care in acute and geriatric rehabilitation settings. An ethnographic design was used with semi-structured interviews, observations and focus groups undertaken in an acute tertiary referral hospital and a geriatric rehabilitation facility. Communication to manage medications was influenced by the clinical context comprising the transferring setting (preparing for transfer), receiving setting (setting after transfer) an..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This research was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, project number DP170100308.