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Researching Quality in Care Transitions

International Perspectives

  • Karina Aase
  • Justin Waring
  • Lene Schibevaag

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Karina Aase, Lene Schibevaag, Justin Waring
      Pages 3-29
    3. Kristin A. Laugaland, Dagrunn N. Dyrstad, Karina Aase
      Pages 31-48
    4. Line K. Bragstad, Christina Foss
      Pages 49-68
  3. Patient Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Dagrunn N. Dyrstad, Marianne Storm
      Pages 87-101
  4. Contexts and Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Jason Scott, Darren Flynn, Katharine Chan, Mark-Alexander Sujan
      Pages 123-142
    3. Simon Bishop, Justin Waring
      Pages 159-178
    4. Frances Rapport, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Rebecca Mitchell, Johanna Westbrook, Kate Churruca
      Pages 179-200
  5. Improving Care Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Doris Østergaard, Marlene D. Madsen, Lene F. Petersen, Inger M. Siemsen
      Pages 203-221
    3. Randi N. Heskestad, Karina Aase
      Pages 239-257
    4. Oliver Groene, Alexander Pimperl, Helmut Hildebrandt
      Pages 259-279
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281

About this book


This book is concerned with the complexities of achieving quality in care transitions. The organization and accomplishment of high quality care transitions relies upon the coordination of multiple professionals, working within and across multiple care processes, settings and organizations, each with their own distinct ways of working, profile of resources, and modes of organizing. In short, care transitions might easily be regarded as complex activities that take place within complex systems, which can make accomplishing high quality care challenging. As a subject of enquiry, care transitions are approached from many research, improvement and policy perspectives: from group psychology and human factors to social and political theory; from applied process re-engineering projects to exploratory ethnographic studies; from large-scale policy innovations to local improvements initiatives. This collection will provide a unique cross-disciplinary and multi-level analysis, where each chapter presents a particular depth of insight and analysis, and together offer a holistic and detail understand of care transitions.


healthcare practice risk management quality of care health providers health service nursing healthcare management

Editors and affiliations

  • Karina Aase
    • 1
  • Justin Waring
    • 2
  • Lene Schibevaag
    • 3
  1. 1.SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, Faculty of Health StudiesUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and LearningNottingham University Business SchoolNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, Faculty of Health StudiesUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

About the editors

Karina Aase, is the Centre Director of SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, within the Department of Health Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway, where she is also Professor of Patient Safety.

Justin Waring is Professor of Organisational Sociology and Associate Dean for Research at Nottingham University Business School, UK where he founded the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL), and in 2013 was awarded a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellowship.

Lene Schibevaag has a background as physiotherapist with a master in Societal Safety from the University of Stavanger, Norway and is Research Coordinator at SHARE, Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, Department of Health Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

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