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Thursday, August 01, 2019

The 'transdisciplinary' (and other forms - in Hodges' model?)

A transdisciplinary model of practice

"This model is different from the multidisciplinary and the interdisciplinary models, where occupational power, status and professional recognition are key issues.
‘Representatives of different disciplines are encouraged to transcend their separate conceptual, theoretical and methodological orientations in order to develop a shared approach to ... building a common conceptual framework’ (p.1351). Rosenfield.
The shared philosophical perspective that is created by all disciplines and public representatives enables practitioners to provide integrated services. All team members, including consumers, parents and community members, are involved in discussion, consensus building, decision making and implementation of the plan or the programme. Team members work together to explore different theories, conceptual frameworks, concepts or approaches that might be in the best interest of the patient, family and the community. This sharing of knowledge enables team members to learn from one another. Boundaries between disciplines are loosened, and overlap between services is recognized and incorporated into the plan, so that patients and families benefit from using similar but different resources in increasingly more practical and more meaningful ways." (p.1351).

Rosenfield, P.L. (1992) The potential of transdisciplinary research for sustaining and extending linkages between the health and social sciences. Soc Sci Med. Dec;35(11): 1343-57.

cited in:
Anderson, G.W., Monsen, R.B., Rorty, M. V. (2000) Nursing and Genetics: a feminist critique moves us towards transdisciplinary teams, Nursing Ethics, vol. 7, 3: pp. 191-204.