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J Qual Res Health Sci 2014, 3(3): 292-303 Back to browse issues page
Competency and Cultural Similarity: Underlying Factors of an Effective Interprofessional Communication in the Emergency Ward: A Qualitative Study
Nasrin Jafari Ms *, Mohammadali Hosseini Dr, Hamidreza Khankeh Dr, Fazlollah Ahmadi Dr
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Introduction: Despite its importance, interprofessional communication in emergency wards seems unfavorable. Identifying the underlying factors of an effective interprofessional communication can help care providers better design appropriate interventions. This study was designed to explore factors that influence interprofessional communication in the emergency wards. Method: A qualitative study was conducted by means of semi-structured interviews with 22 participants with a variety of jobs, positions, ages, genders, and work experiences. Data analysis was performed with content analysis method with inductive approach. Results: Data analysis revealed 4 categories of underlying effective factors of interprofessional communication in the emergency ward knowledge and skill, communication skills, the positive effect of religion on communication, similar demographic characteristics. These 4 categories revealed the 2 main themes of competency and cultural similarity. Conclusion: This study provided a better understanding of underlying factors in interprofessional communication in the emergency ward. Improving the knowledge and skills of health providers in the emergency ward, and employing personnel with common culture and demographic variables can improve interprofessional communication in the emergency ward. Interprofessional communication has a major role in the outcome of patient care and job satisfaction of staff thus, it is of great importance.
Keywords: Interprofessional communication, Emergency ward, Underlying factors, Content analysis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/26 | Accepted: 2014/09/1 | Published: 2014/09/22
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jafari N, hosseini M, khankeh H, ahmadi F. Competency and Cultural Similarity: Underlying Factors of an Effective Interprofessional Communication in the Emergency Ward: A Qualitative Study. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2014; 3 (3) :292-303
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Volume 3, Issue 3 (9-2014) Back to browse issues page
مجله تحقیقات کیفی در علوم سلامت Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences
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