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dc.contributor.authorLawn, Sharon Joy
dc.contributor.authorDelany, Toni
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Linda Phyllis
dc.contributor.authorBattersby, Malcolm Wayne
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-09T00:47:51Z
dc.date.available2014-07-09T00:47:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-01
dc.identifier.citationLawn, S., Delany, T., Sweet, L., Battersby, M. and Skinner, T. (2013). Barriers and enablers to good communication and information-sharing practices in care planning for chronic condition management. Australian Journal of Primary Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/27778
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with Publisher's copyright policy.en
dc.description.abstractOur aim was to document current communication and information-sharing practices and to identify the barriers and enablers to good practices within the context of care planning for chronic condition management. Further aims were to make recommendations about how changes to policy and practice can improve communication and information sharing in primary health care. A mixed-method approach was applied to seek the perspectives of patients and primary health-care workers across Australia. Data was collected via interviews, focus groups, non-participant observations and a national survey. Data analysis was performed using a mix of thematic, discourse and statistical approaches. Central barriers to effective communication and information sharing included fragmented communication, uncertainty around client and interagency consent, and the unacknowledged existence of overlapping care plans. To be most effective, communication and information sharing should be open, two-way and inclusive of all members of health-care teams. It must also only be undertaken with the appropriate participant consent, otherwise this has the potential to cause patients harm. Improvements in care planning as a communication and information-sharing tool may be achieved through practice initiatives that reflect the rhetoric of collaborative person-centred care, which is already supported through existing policy in Australia. General practitioners and other primary care providers should operationalise care planning, and the expectation of collaborative and effective communication of care that underpins it, within their practice with patients and all members of the care team. To assist in meeting these aims, we make several recommendations.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen
dc.rightsCopyright Journal compilation © La Trobe University 2013, Published by CSIRO Publishingen
dc.titleBarriers and enablers to good communication and information-sharing practices in care planning for chronic condition managementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1071/PY13087en
dc.rights.holderJournal compilation La Trobe University 2013, Published by CSIRO Publishingen
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLawn, Sharon Joy: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5464-8887en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupBattersby, Malcolm Wayne: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7306-5591en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupSweet, Linda Phyllis: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0605-1186en_US


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