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Observing the Work Practices of an Inter-professional Home Care Team: Supporting a Dynamic Approach for Quality Home Care Delivery

Conference paper

Abstract

We are reporting an observational study conducted as part of a French research project focusing on "domomedecine". The study explores collaborative activities in work practices of inter-professional teams aiming to deliver quality home care. The findings show the use of a variety of dynamic coordination mechanisms depending on patients’ conditions. We suggest that future system design process considers the flexibility and the dynamicity of team-based care to support quality home care.

Keywords

Home care Team collaboration Teamwork Observational study 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by a grant from the Regional Council of Champagne Ardenne (convention n° E201207353). We would like to thank the team members of “e-maison medicale” association for their incredible support and cooperation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Troyes University of Technology, ICD/Tech-CICO, UMR CNRS 6281TroyesFrance

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