User involvement in hospital wards: professionals negotiating user knowledge. A qualitative study.

@article{Solbjr2011UserII,
  title={User involvement in hospital wards: professionals negotiating user knowledge. A qualitative study.},
  author={Marit Solbj\or and Aslak Steinsbekk},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={e144-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate how health professionals in hospital wards that have voluntarily initiated user involvement negotiate user knowledge into their professional knowledge. METHODS Qualitative interviews were conducted with 18 health professionals from 12 hospital wards in Central Norway. RESULTS The main value to health professionals of initiating user involvement was gaining access to user knowledge. Two functions of user knowledge were identified--user knowledge as an alternative to… CONTINUE READING