Effective Interprofessional Trust: A Case Study

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Interprofessional teams thrive in environments whereby good communication exists; thus providing greater satisfaction and empowerment within a healthy workplace (Firth-Cozens, 2004; Wilson, 2006; Reina et al., 2007; Campbell, 2014).
Effective interprofessional collaborative teams therefore require reliable communication processes, with clearly defined responsibilities and appropriate roles (Headrick et al., 1998; Kennedy, 2001; Belanger & Rodriguez, 2008; Choi & Ruona, 2011; Campbell 2014).
Definitions in the Literature: Trust

The definition of interprofessional trust is not entirely defined as such in the literature. Instead, there are some definitions that can be useful in the pursuit of a definition. For example, the basic dictionary
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Other relevant materials (research reports, grey literature, administrative reports, and articles) were collected through website searching. Search engines included Google, and Google Scholar. Government, Professional Associations and Regulatory Body Websites were also explored. The search focused on the literature published between 1990 to 2016. However, some key literature prior to 1990 has been included when it was considered to be of particular relevance; for example, literature pertaining to the history of competencies in human resource management.
Mesh headings searched include ‘interprofessional team-based care’, ‘post-licensure interprofessional education’, ‘management competencies’, ‘human resources’, ‘well-woman care’, ‘low-risk obstetrical care’ and ‘obstetrical clinical competencies’. In addition, brief searches were performed to examine the individual scopes of practices for family physicians, midwives, obstetricians and nurses related to low-risk obstetrics and well-woman care, in order to illustrate similarities between these
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As mentioned earlier, the College of Nurses of Ontario describes interprofessional collaboration as the participation of a variety of professionals who are learning with and about each other and who are seeking to address the obstacles of providing comprehensive healthcare to the population (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2008). In the health literature, the terms multidisciplinary/multi-professional and interprofessional are often used interchangeably, and sometimes simply refer to team-working (Finch, 2000; Zwarenstein & Reeves, 2006; Leggat, 2007; Van der Lee, Driessen, Houwaart, Caccia, & Scheele, 2014; Bilodeau, Dubois, & Pepin, 2015; Guchait, Lei, & Tews, 2016; Yu, Halapy, Kaplan, Brydges, Hall, & Wong, 2016). In their submission to the Health Profession’s Regulatory Advisory Council the College of Nurses of Ontario (2008) further defines interprofessional collaboration as “working together with one or more members of the healthcare team who each make a unique contribution to achieving a common goal” (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2008, p. 4). Each individual contributes from within the limits of his/her scope of practice (College of Nurses of Ontario,

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