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Partnerships and Collaboration: What Skills are Needed? References

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Information on-line at the American Nurses Association’s web site

Collaboration and independent practice: ongoing issues for nursing. Executive summary concerning inter-professional collaboration and independent practice. Retrieved December 10, 2004,

Managed Care Health Care in Chaos: Will we ever see real managed care? Summary of health care reform, models of managed care and education and training issues affecting nurses ability to work effectively in managed care settings. Retrieved December 10, 2004 from

Shared governance: Hartford Hospital's Experience. Laura Caramanica describes manager/staff partnership model. Retrieved January 22, 2005,

Code of Ethics for Nurses with interpretive statements. ANA's link to code of ethics for nurses including colleague relationships and collaboration. Retrieved May 28, 2007 from

Research, Practice and Policy: Issues in Evidence Based Care. (2001) Linda Cronenwatt's keynote address for the Midwest Nursing Research Society highlights the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration. Retrieved January 22, 2005,

Professional Organizations

Information available at professional organizations’ sites

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Guidelines for International collaborative research. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (1997, July). Once rare, interdisciplinary training gains ground. AACN Issue Bulletin. Publication discusses how budgets, resources and complexity of health care have created new program to assist interdisciplinary teams to work effectively together. Retrieved January 5, 2005 from

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2002). Interdisciplinary Education and Practice. AACN Position Statement. Publication that provides definition and background information developed by the Task Force on Interdisciplinary Education chaired by Elaine L. Larson. Retrieved January 5, 2005 from

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2002). Education and Practice Collaboration: Mandate for Quality Education, Practice, and Research for Health Care Reform. AACN Position Statement. Retrieved January 6, 2005 from

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2002). Interdisciplinary Education and Practice. AACN Position Statement. Position statement examining the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Retrieved January 6, 2005 from

Minnesota Medical Association. Lindeke, L. L. & Block, D. E. (2001, June). Interdisciplinary collaboration in the 21st century. Minnesota Medicine, 84. Article elaborates on the importance of interdisciplinary partnerships to meet health care challenges. Retrieved January 14, 2005 from

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Fontaine, D. (2004, January). President's Note: Rising above: New questions, new opportunities. Why can't we get our arms around true collaboration? ACCN News, 21(1). Retrieved January 22, 2005 from,collaboration

International Organizations

Information on-line from organizations’ with a global focus

International Council of Nurses. ICN on Nursing and Development provides policy background for The Wealth of a Nation is its People: The Case for Health. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from

The collaborating centres of the Joanna Briggs Institute. Moorhouse, C. (2001). Caring for the country: The interdisciplinary imperative. Joan Durdin Oration, Paper Series Number 7. Moorhouse discusses collaboration, teamwork and other important issues concerning the Australian healthcare arena. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Sabatier, K. H. (2002, July/August.) A Collaborative model for nursing practice and education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 23(4), 178-182 Retrieved February 1, 2005 from

15th International Nursing Research Congress: Building Community Through Research Oud, N. (2004). Making a difference through collaboration and cooperation. Oud's keynote address for the 15th International Nursing Research Congress. Retrieved January 12, 3005 from

Government Agencies

Sites related to U.S. and other Governments

National Academies Press. (2005). Quality through collaboration: The future of rural health care. Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

The Center for the Health Professions. (1998). Recreating Health Professional Practice for a New Century. Major report of Pew Health Professions Commission discusses issues surrounding improvement of the health care delivery system. Retrieved January 22, 2005 from

ULP Workshop Brief. (2004). Designing healthcare systems that work for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

Council on Graduate Medical Education & National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice. (2000). Collaborative education to ensure patient safety. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Kaissi, A., Johnson, T. & Kirschbaum, M. S. (2003, September) Measuring teamwork and patient safety attitude of high-risk areas. Nursing Economics 21(5), 211-218. Summary of research showing interdisciplinary teamwork is a key to patient safety in the operating room, ICU and ER. Summary. Abstract retrieved January 23, 2005 from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeGrew, C., Fagan, M. Parrott, M. & Miller S. (1996). Interdisciplinary Education and Training of Professionals Caring for Persons with Disabilities: Current Approaches and Implications for a Changing Health Care System. Retrieved January 23, 2005 from

Educational Settings

Cabrillo Tidepool Study, San Diego State University. (1997). Collaboration Rubric. Simple collaboration rubric that scores beginning, developing, accomplished and exemplary efforts. Retrieved December 10, 2004

Nursing College, Grand Canyon University. (n.d.). External Examiners: International nursing collaboration helping the world be a better place! Discusses external examination role and how participating in educational program review can create worldwide collaboration. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

Education Human Resource Development: Comparative Service Delivery Strategies, Texas A&M University. (1999). Collaboration overheads. Overheads summarize characteristics, methods, advantages, and disadvantages of professional collaboration. Retrieved January 10, 2005 from

The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers. (2003). Collaboration for better geriatric nursing care: NYU division of nursing spearheads geriatrics. NYU Division of Nursing/ Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Spring, 1-6. Newsletter discusses how collaboration between Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers and The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing has provided leadership and improved health care. Retrieved January 7, 2005 from


Articles from a range of sources

American Medical News. Adams, D. (2002, October 7). Doctor-nurse practitioner collaboration can be fruitful. American Medical News. Recent studies have shown that patients benefit from collaborative skills of nurse practitioners and physicians. Retrieved January 12, 2005 from

The Cochrane Library. Zwarenstein, M.and Bryant, W. (2005). Interventions to promote collaboration between nurses and doctors. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2000, 2. Art No.: CD000072. Abstract retrieved January 5, 2005 from

Caring for the Ages. Dixon, D. L. (2002). Enhancing collaboration and healthcare delivery effectiveness. Caring for the Ages, 4(10), 30-32. Retrieved January 8, 2005 from

Darwin on-line magazine. Kisner, S. (November, 2001). Culture of collaboration. Darwin. Discusses how to develop a culture for on-line collaboration between employees. Retrieved December 10, 2004 from

Journal of Clinical Nursing. Blue, I. and Fitzgerald, M. (2002). Interprofessional relations: case studies of working relationships between registered nurses and general practitioners in rural Australia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11(3), 314-321. Retrieved abstract January 13, 2005 from

BMC Health Service Research. Boon, H., Verhoef, M. O'Hara, D., Findlay, B. (2004). From parallel practice to integrative health care: a conceptual framework. BMC Health Service Research, 4(15), 1-5. Framework development to describe, compare and evaluate "team-oriented health care practices". Retrieved September 16, 2004, from

Other Miscellaneous

Presentations and websites about nursing workforce

Nursing Spectrum. Restifo, V. (2004) Surviving and thriving with conflict on the job. Education/CE self-study module to enable nurses' to deal with job related conflict retrieved January 22, 2005 from

Leader to Leader Institute. (n.d.). Meeting the Collaboration Challenge. 501(c)3 organization offering support materials for strengthening leadership in business, governments and social sectors. Retrieved December 10, 2004 from

Highbeam Research. Grossman, S., Bautista, C. (2002). Abstract. Collaboration yields cost effective, evidenced based nursing protocols. Retrieved January 7, 2005 from

Center for Organizational Energy, LLC. (2001). The art of dialogue. Reviews principles of dialogue essential to communication and relationship development. Retrieved January 8, 2005 from

Collaboration among health care professionals in primary health care. Lam, Z. (2000). "Nurses, always there for you." Modified guest speech presented at the 13th annual nursing conference: Abstract retrieved December 10, 2004 from

Turning Point Leadership Development National Excellence Collaborative. (2001, November). Collaborative Leadership and Health: A review of the literature. Comprehensive report highlighting leadership and health outcomes; skills, competencies and capacities; best practices, leadership development strategies and collaborative technologies. Retrieved January 23, 2005 from

Leadership Development National Excellence Collaborative. (2005). Collaborative leadership learning modules: A comprehensive series. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded downloadable materials regarding assessing the environment, creating clarity, building trust, sharing power, developing people, self reflection, and leadership. Retrieved January 23, 2005 from