Hello to all and thanks to Christoph for the invitation to join this group!
My research focuses on communication and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in health care, both in the hospital context and in primary care. Meetings play an important role in interprofessional collaboration. They are the primary means for “formal” communication for interprofessional teams, and their existence and their functioning are often litmus tests of sorts for collaboration itself. IPC meetings are often conspicuously absent in the delivery of primary care, and their absence can signal collaboration that is hindered by professional hierarchy and lack of organizational and institutional support for IPC.
I’d look forward to exchanging with anyone researching meetings in health care.
Thanks again Christoph!