Jane Melvin

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Collaborative working is a crucial part of contemporary health and social care. Researching the experiences of those involved--as professionals, patients, or carers--is challenging, given the complexity of many cases and the taken-for-granted nature of roles and identities in relation to it. In this article we introduce the Pictor technique for exploring(More)
Community nurses play a key part in palliative care for patients and their families, yet there is relatively little research examining how their role is understood by nurses themselves. This paper presents findings from a qualitative study exploring how district nursing teams and community matrons (CMs) understood their own and each other's roles in(More)
Purpose: To explore the integration of health and social care in the UK through policy and clinical guidelines and to examine how partnership working and case management enables policy to be embedded into local practice. Context: The UK Department of Health policy document (White Paper 2006) Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: a new Direction for Community(More)
Purpose: To describe how case management can improve the transition between services for returning servicemen injured in war zones who often have very complex and multiple injuries. Context: Reviews a project undertaken for the Ministry of Defence in the UK. Data sources: Case management across secondary and primary care—studies; Literature relating to care(More)
BACKGROUND Collaborative working between professionals is a key component of integrated care. The academic literature on it largely focuses either on integration between health and social care or on the dynamics of power and identity between doctors and nurses. With the proliferation and extension of nursing roles, there is a need to examine collaborative(More)
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