An evaluation of service provided by integrative health clinic : do key features of integration exist in the clinic?

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An evaluation of service provided by integrative health clinic : do key features of integration exist in the clinic?

 

Author: Kwok, Yeung-tsz
Title: An evaluation of service provided by integrative health clinic : do key features of integration exist in the clinic?
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2004
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Hong Kong Polytechnic University. School of Nursing. Integrative Health Clinic
Clinics -- China -- Hong Kong -- Evaluation
Department: School of Nursing
Pages: v, 97 leaves ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1778764
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/5122
Abstract: The main objectives of this study are to explore the flexibility and feasibility of integrative health service operating in a clinic setting. This clinic has been established by the School of Nursing of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A case study design was adopted in this study which was exploratory in nature. This study is first of its kind. The data were collected via a triangulation approach by means of site visit, semi-structured interview with the participants as well as case records and document review. The participants were the clients and the practitioners of the integrative health clinic. There were thirteen client and fourteen practitioners participated in semi-structured interview which was guided by two interview guides. These guides were developed from the five domains of the concept of integrated care. All the interviews were conducted in Cantonese. The validity and reliability of this study was ensured by the use of multiple sources of evidence, the establishment of a chain of evidences, the adoption of theoretical conceptual framework and establishment of database. It was concluded the development of integrative health care was at preliminary stage especially in local situation although the main theme of the clinic service was clear. Some modifications and adjustments should be done to allow the concept to be completely incorporated into clinic setting. In addition, more efforts should be paid on equipping local nurse so as to provide health education. This preparation would help the nursing profession to face and adapt the future change of health care pattern more easily.

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