Healthcare Professionals' Experiences with Functional Independence Measure (FIM) as a Structured Framework for Interprofessional Team Meetings in Danish Stroke Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Cross-Sectoral Collaborative Study

Jon Damsager Lauesen*, Kristian Larsen, Johanne Laursen Lykke, Mona Christensen, Christian Hedelund Arens, Hanne Bigum

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Abstract

PURPOSE: An ethnographic and phenomenological mapping of the experiences of healthcare professionals with the functional independence measure (FIM) in stroke rehabilitation.

METHODS: This is a cross-sectoral qualitative study with triangulation of data from two focus group interviews, 15 individual interviews, and 11 participant observations of FIM assessments performed by six different healthcare professions in interprofessional teams. FIM assessments were performed at hospital and in a community rehabilitation centre as interprofessional meetings with a local facilitator certified in FIM.

RESULTS: Three overarching themes, learning space, improved interprofessional collaboration, and transferability, emerged from the data. The use of FIM within the provided structures established an environment that allowed the various healthcare professionals (HCP) to learn with, about, and from each other. This is perceived as promoting interprofessional collaboration and enhancing patient-specific knowledge within the interprofessional team. The established patient-specific knowledge is specific to the individual team and is difficult to transfer intraorganisationally and across sectors.

CONCLUSION: FIM was a catalyst for improved interprofessional knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration within the individual teams, but intraorganisational and cross-sectoral dissemination of patient-specific knowledge was limited.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer6660296
TidsskriftRehabilitation research and practice
Vol/bind2023
Sider (fra-til)1-10
Antal sider10
ISSN2090-2867
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2023

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