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IPL in Adult Critical Care: A focused ethnography v1.

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    An ethnographic study of the interprofessional learning culture of NHS staff within the adult critical care clinical setting.



  • Contact name

    Vikki Park

  • Contact email

  • Identifier

    RE24-09-121134, Northumbria University Faculty of Health and Lide Sciences Subethics Committee

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    5 years, 8 months, 12 days

  • Research summary

    This ethnographic study intends to explore interprofessional learning (IPL) within the clinical environment of adult critical care to gain an understanding of how different predominant professionals and working groups learn with and from each other. This will involve observation of NHS staff interactions and interviews with four staff groups (registered nurses, physiotherapists, doctors and health care assistants), within three adult critical care settings, in the North East of England. The principles of Grounded Theory analysis will be used to conduct constant comparative analysis of data from fieldwork notes, transcribed interviews and reflexive journal entries. The overall aim of the research is to raise awareness and gain a deeper understanding of IPL in this specific area of clinical practice in order to generate new knowledge and highlight perceived barriers and examples of best practice in adult critical care.

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