University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Stakeholders’ perspectives on models of care in the emergency department and the introduction of health and social care professional teams: A qualitative analysis using world cafés and interviews

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Cassarino, Marica
dc.contributor.author Quinn, Rosie
dc.contributor.author Boland, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Ward, Marie E.
dc.contributor.author McNamara, Rosa
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Margaret
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Damien
dc.contributor.author Galvin, Rose
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Katie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-02T09:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-02T09:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9174
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: There is some evidence that health and social care professional (HSCP) teams contribute to enhanced patient and process outcomes in increasingly crowded emergency departments (EDs), but the views of service users and providers on this model of care need investigation to optimize implementation. Objective: This qualitative study investigated the perspectives of key ED stakeholders about HSCP teams working in the ED. Methods: Using a participatory design, we conducted World Café focus groups and individual interviews in two Irish hospital sites with 65 participants (purposive sampling) including ED patients and carers/relatives, ED doctors and nurses, HSCPs and pre-hospital staff. Data were thematically analysed using NVivo software. Results: Participants reported that ED-based HSCP teams could improve quality and integration of care and staff experience (Theme 1) and would be appropriate for older adults with complex needs and non-urgent complaints (Theme 2). Concerns were raised about operational and relational barriers to implementation (Theme 3), and changes in processes and culture were considered necessary for HSCPs to work successfully in the ED (Theme 4). In contrast to service providers, service users’ concerns centred on the importance of positive communication and relations (Theme 5). Conclusions: Our study indicates potential acceptability of HSCP teams working, in the ED, especially to care for older adults; however, operational and relational aspects particularly developing interdisciplinary and integrated care, need addressing to ensure successful implementation. Differences in priorities between service users and providers (relational vs operational) highlighted the usefulness of gathering views from multiple stakeholders to understand ED processes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Expectations;pp. 1-9
dc.subject emergency department en_US
dc.subject health and social care professionals en_US
dc.subject implementation en_US
dc.title Stakeholders’ perspectives on models of care in the emergency department and the introduction of health and social care professional teams: A qualitative analysis using world cafés and interviews en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/hex.13033
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2966206


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics