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AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Corman
 
First Name:
Michael
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Interprofessional Healthcare Collaboration on the Front Lines: A qualitative exploration of the facilitators and barriers to effective collaboration in Qatar
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Introduction: Healthcare in Qatar is undergoing a period of major reform driven by a strong economy and vision for a world-class healthcare system. Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaboration (IPC) is promoted by National (Qatar Supreme Council of Health) and international (the World Health Organization) organizations as a way to integrate and improve health care delivery. Purpose: This study explores the barriers and facilitators to interprofessional collaboration and the work involved in collaborating on the front lines from the perspective of healthcare professionals.Method: Ten healthcare professionals who work in Qatar were interviewed using semi-structured, open-ended interviews (avg. length = 30 min.). Interview questions were structured by phenomenological and ethnographic interviewing techniques. Analysis: The analysis draws attention to complex themes discussed by participants in relation to barriers and facilitators to interprofessional collaboration in Qatar and some of the work strategies involved in activating interprofessional collaboration in Qatar. Discussion/Conclusions: Healthcare workers have positive attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration and recognize the value of this practice. However, barriers exist that make collaboration challenging. Addressing these barriers, building upon the facilitators, and gaining a better understanding of the informal collaborative work that does occur may help encourage IPC in Qatar.
 
 
 

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