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Researching Quality in Care Transitions

International Perspectives

Editors: Aase, Karina, Waring, Justin, Schibevaag, Lene (Eds.)

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  • Offers an inter-professional perspective with contributions from researchers of sociology, management science, medical and nursing science, and engineering 
  • Examines the many facets of quality and safety in transitional care by bringing together researchers from different healthcare contexts
  • Sheds light on the growing evidence indicating a correlation between transitional care, patient harm and poor quality of care
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About this book

This book is concerned with the complexities of achieving quality in care transitions. The organization and accomplishment of high quality care transitions relies upon the coordination of multiple professionals, working within and across multiple care processes, settings and organizations, each with their own distinct ways of working, profile of resources, and modes of organizing. In short, care transitions might easily be regarded as complex activities that take place within complex systems, which can make accomplishing high quality care challenging. As a subject of enquiry, care transitions are approached from many research, improvement and policy perspectives: from group psychology and human factors to social and political theory; from applied process re-engineering projects to exploratory ethnographic studies; from large-scale policy innovations to local improvements initiatives. This collection will provide a unique cross-disciplinary and multi-level analysis, where each chapter presents a particular depth of insight and analysis, and together offer a holistic and detail understand of care transitions.

About the authors

Karina Aase, is the Centre Director of SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, within the Department of Health Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway, where she is also Professor of Patient Safety.
Justin Waring is Professor of Organisational Sociology and Associate Dean for Research at Nottingham University Business School, UK where he founded the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL), and in 2013 was awarded a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellowship.
Lene Schibevaag has a background as physiotherapist with a master in Societal Safety from the University of Stavanger, Norway and is Research Coordinator at SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, Department of Health Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Crossing Boundaries: Quality in Care Transitions

    Pages 3-29

    Aase, Karina (et al.)

  • Studying Complex Care Transitions from a Qualitative Perspective

    Pages 31-48

    Laugaland, Kristin A. (et al.)

  • Studying Complex Care Transitions from a Quantitative Perspective

    Pages 49-68

    Bragstad, Line K. (et al.)

  • Patient Experiences of Safety in Care Transitions

    Pages 71-86

    Scott, Jason

  • The Role of Next of Kin in Care Transitions

    Pages 87-101

    Dyrstad, Dagrunn N. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researching Quality in Care Transitions
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Karina Aase
  • Justin Waring
  • Lene Schibevaag
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62346-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62346-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62345-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87296-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 301
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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