Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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