Title

Factors that influence the decision-making of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team when choosing a discharge destination for stroke survivors

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Pappin Communications

Place of Publication

Pembroke, Canada

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20113

Comments

Originally published as: Johnson, J., Smith, G., & Wilkinson, A. (2015). Factors that influence the decision-making of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team when choosing a discharge destination for stroke survivors. Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 37(2), 26-32. Original article available here

Abstract

This study explored the culture of one interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in British Columbia (BC), Canada, to identify the specific client, clinical, and family factors considered by team members when determining post-hospital discharge placement. The study took the form of an ethnography of a health care team on a stroke unit of a Canadian hospital using observations of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team meetings and follow-up interviews with team members. The findings from the study indicate post-hospital discharge destination decisions were influenced by specific social, economic, and policy factors; specific types of interactions among members of the team; and the condition of stroke survivors, and the ability and willingness of the patient’s family to contribute to home care.

Access Rights

Not open access