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Table 2 Dimensions of the Structuration Model of Collaboration and the Model of Nurse-Physician Interaction

From: Experiences of nurse practitioners and medical practitioners working in collaborative practice models in primary healthcare in Australia – a multiple case study using mixed methods

  Dimension Model
1 Mutual trust and respect C, S
2 Formalisation tools (policies, protocols, agreements) C, S
3 Communication/behaviour tendencies/Information exchange C, S
4 Compatible role perceptions/mutual acquaintanceship C, S
5 Joint goal setting and decision making C, S
6 Complementary management of influencing variables/Client-centred orientation vs other allegiances C, S
7 Conditions of power symmetry C
8 Traditions of professionalization C
9 Traditional gender/role norms C
10 Personal attitudes C
11 Complexity of care environment (the higher, the more collaboration) C
12 Prevalent social reality C
13 Nursing/medical school curricula C
14 Support for innovation S
15 Connectivity (opportunities for discussion and adjustment of coordination problems, for example information and feedback systems, meetings, committees etc. S
16 Centrality (authorities that provide clear directions that foster collaboration, inherits a strategic and political role) S
17 Leadership (local person) S
  1. C Conceptual Model of Collaborative Nurse-Physician Interaction [42]
  2. S Structuration Model of Collaboration [43]