Experiences with the application of an interprofessional anamnesis in hospitals A qualitative accompanying study

Hillewerth, Kathrin; Schönbächler Marcar, Claudia; Rettke, Horst; van Holten, Karin (2021). Experiences with the application of an interprofessional anamnesis in hospitals A qualitative accompanying study Pflege, 34(2), pp. 103-112. Hogrefe 10.1024/1012-5302/a000793

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Background: Interprofessional cooperation is a key issue today when addressing quality improvement and process optimization in the healthcare sector. Interprofessional documentation systems play an important role here. Aim: This article describes the experiences of 19 nurses and physicians in an acute care hospital before and after the introduction of an interprofessional anamnesis. The aim was to show whether and how interprofessional cooperation changed during the ten months study period. Methods: The data are based on three group discussions at three different times with six to seven newly recruited participants in an interprofessional composition. The data analysis was carried out using the documentary method after Bohnsack. Results: The group discussions document different phases of a developing interprofessional cooperation. By recognizing different professional perspectives and process structures, areas of responsibility could be clarified and trust could be built. This enabled the participants to benefit from the new cooperation and to introduce further common improvement requests. Conclusions: An interprofessionally developed working tool, such as shared instruments for taking and recording the anamnesis, can have a positive influence on interprofessional cooperation. Interprofessional exchange formats appear to have a beneficial effect on this development process. Keywords: interprofessional collaboration, interprofessional assessment, nurses, physicians, qualitative research

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Health Professions > Institute for Participatory Health Care


Hillewerth, Kathrin;
Schönbächler Marcar, Claudia;
Rettke, Horst and
van Holten, Karin0000-0003-1253-8513


R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing








Karin van Holten

Date Deposited:

21 Dec 2021 15:31

Last Modified:

07 Jun 2022 21:46

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

interprofessionelle Zusammenarbeit, interprofessionelle Anamnese, Pflegefachpersonen, Ärzt_innen, qualitative Forschung





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