More terminological clarity in the interprofessional field - a call for reflection on the use of terminologies, in both practice and research, on a national and international level

Mitzkat, Anika, Berger, Sarah, Reeves, Scott and Mahler, Cornelia (2016) More terminological clarity in the interprofessional field - a call for reflection on the use of terminologies, in both practice and research, on a national and international level. GMS Journal for Medical Education, 33(2), ISSN (print) 1860-7446

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Abstract

The terminology which has been used up until now within interprofessional healthcare has been characterised by a certain definitional weakness, which, among other factors, has been caused by an uncritical adoption of language conventions and a lack of theoretical reflection. However, as terminological clarity plays a significant role in the development and profiling of a discipline, the clarification and definition of commonly-used terminology has manifested itself as a considerable objective for the interprofessional research community. One of the most important journals for research in the area of interprofessional education and care, the Journal of Interprofessional Care, has expanded its author guidelines relating to terminology, modeled after the conceptual considerations of the research group around Barr et. al and Reeves et al. A German translation of the suggested terms therein has been presented in this contribution, and discussed in light of the challenges to a possible adaptation for the German-speaking world. The objective is to assist communication in practice and research in becoming clearer, while promoting an increasing awareness to and the transparency of determined definitions and terminologies.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Education
Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
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Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 09:31
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 08:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/35319

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