Conceptual framework of the nursing centre for the integration of community health nursing practice, education and research

Neti Juniarti, Jeffrey D. Fuller, Lana Zannettino, Julian Grant

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Abstract

New forms of training and support are needed to equip nurses to manage the complex and costly challenges facing health care systems. To provide appropriate forms of training and support, strong partnerships through organisational integration are needed between nursing schools and health care organisations (Wilcock, 2011, p. 242). Inter-organisational integration refers to the quality of collaboration among different organisations and different sectors in the society to improve the quality of service as well as to improve efficiency (Axelsson and Axelsson, 2006). This can also extend to the way in which services are delivered and how practices are organised and managed together (Heath et al., 2013). The main types of inter-organisational integration are co-operation and collaboration, although terms such as networks, partnerships, and coalitions are also used to explain different levels of integration (Axelsson and Axelsson, 2006). Cooperation and collaboration is a continuous process at both individual and system levels where individuals are required to constantly negotiate boundaries (Wihlman et al., 2008, p. 1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPrimary health care research & development
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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