This assignment will look at an article by Sheehan, Robertson and Ormond (2007) who are educators with speech/language, medical radiation technology and occupational therapy professional backgrounds. The researchers are professionals from Christchurch College of Education, School of Occupational Therapy and the University of Canterbury respectively. The article was published in the Journal of Inter professional Care in New Zealand.
The article was chosen because it highlights the complex interactions and communication that occur in multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams. It also reflects on experience encountered during placement practice where professional expertise would give the best available evidence in collaborative working. Newell and Burnard (2011, p.241) stated that the application of evidence relies on a combination of one’s own clinical abilities, the available resources and its acceptability to patients.
The research is qualitative as it understands different perspectives between groups and categories of people in two teams. The researchers used a grounded theory, which according to Newell and Burnard (2011) is an approach to analysing qualitative data. The McMaster University qualitative framework (Letts et al, 2007) will be used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the article. This framework was chosen as it considers health research in its broadest sense. Two areas of the framework will be critically analysed and these are Data Collection and Ethical Consideration.
© Letts, L., Wilkins, S., Law, M., Stewart, D., Bosch, J., & Westmorland, M., 2007
Critical Review Form - Qualitative Studies
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