Collaboration among Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses: A Scoping Review of Practice Guidelines

Joint Authors

Moore, Jane
Crawford, Joanne
Prentice, Dawn
Lankshear, Sara
Limoges, Jacqueline

Source

Nursing Research and Practice

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-7, 7 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-06-02

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

7

Main Subjects

Nursing

Abstract EN

Professional associations, nurse scholars, and practicing nurses suggest that intraprofessional collaboration between nurses is essential for the provision of quality patient care.

However, there is a paucity of evidence describing collaboration among nurses, including the outcomes of collaboration to support these claims.

The aim of this scoping review was to examine nursing practice guidelines that inform the registered nurse (RN) and registered/licensed practical nurse (R/LPN) collaborative practice in acute care, summarize and disseminate the findings, and identify gaps in the literature.

Ten practice guidelines, all published in Canada, were included in the final scoping review.

The findings indicate that many of the guidelines were not evidence informed, which was a major gap.

Although the guidelines discussed the structures needed to support intraprofessional collaboration, and most of the guidelines mention that quality patient care is the desired outcome of intraprofessional collaboration, outcome indicators for measuring successful collaborative practice were missing in many of the guidelines.

Conflict resolution is an important process component of collaborative practice; yet, it was only mentioned in a few of the guidelines.

Future guidelines should be evidence informed and provide outcome indicators in order to measure if the collaborative practice is occurring in the practice setting.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Prentice, Dawn& Moore, Jane& Crawford, Joanne& Lankshear, Sara& Limoges, Jacqueline. 2020. Collaboration among Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses: A Scoping Review of Practice Guidelines. Nursing Research and Practice،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1203256

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Moore, Jane…[et al.]. Collaboration among Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses: A Scoping Review of Practice Guidelines. Nursing Research and Practice No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1203256

American Medical Association (AMA)

Prentice, Dawn& Moore, Jane& Crawford, Joanne& Lankshear, Sara& Limoges, Jacqueline. Collaboration among Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses: A Scoping Review of Practice Guidelines. Nursing Research and Practice. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1203256

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1203256