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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, JK
dc.contributor.authorBonner, A
dc.contributor.authorGrootjans, J
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T06:55:52Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T06:55:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1445-6354en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400248
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The Multi-purpose Service (MPS) Program was introduced to rural Australia in 1991 as a solution to poor health outcomes in rural compared with metropolitan populations, difficulty in attracting healthcare staff and a lack of viability and range of ealth services in rural areas. The aim of this study was to describe the main concerns of participants involved in the development of multi-purpose services in rural New South Wales (NSW). This article is abstracted from a larger study and discusses the extent to which collaboration occurred within the new multi-purpose service. Methods: A constructivist grounded theory methodology was used. Participants were from 13 multi-purpose services in rural NSW and 30 in-depth interviews were conducted with 6 community members, 11 managers and 13 staff members who had been involved in the process of developing a multi-purpose service. Results: The main concern of all participants was their anticipation of risk. This anticipation of risk manifested itself in either trust or suspicion and explained their progression through a phase of collaborating. Participants who had trust in other stakeholders were more likely to embrace an integrated health service identity. Those participants, who were suspicious that they would lose status or power, maintained that the previous hospital services provided a better health service and described a coexistence of services within the multi-purpose service. Conclusions: This study provided an insight into the perceptions of community members, staff members and managers involved in the process of developing a multi-purpose service. It revealed that the anticipation of risk was intrinsic to a process of changing from a traditional hospital service to collaborating in a new model of health care provided at a multi-purpose service.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Rural Health Education Networken_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/1827en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRural and Remote Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.keywordscollaborationen_US
dc.titleCollaboration: developing integration in multi-purpose services in rural New South Wales, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAnderson, JK; Bonner, A; Grootjans, J, Collaboration: developing integration in multi-purpose services in rural New South Wales, Australia, Rural and Remote Health, 2011, 11 (4)en_US
dc.date.updated2020-12-15T06:52:56Z
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gro.rights.copyright© JK Anderson, A Bonner, J Grootjans, 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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