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The Darkside of Collaboration: A pilot study

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  • It is commonly believed that collaboration enhances quality of life for both practicing professionals and for their clients (D’Amour & Oandasan, 2005). Hebert (2005) comments that “many of us are ‘true believers’ in interprofessional practice” (Herbert, 2005, p.3), suggesting that the voice of those who do not participate willingly in interprofessional collaboration activities is not well-represented in the interprofessional collaboration literature. This study examines the negative aspects of interprofessional collaboration as reported in a survey completed by students in rehabilitation medicine. The major reoccurring categories that emerged as deterrents to collaboration related to logistics, team function and the professionals involved. These superordinate categories are supported by the literature that explores the barriers to interprofessional collaboration, though some new subordinate categories within the categories emerged that were not prominent in the literature.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International