The Knowledge Brokering Situations of Care Transitions

  • Simon Bishop
  • Justin Waring


Bishop and Waring look at the relationship between the context of care transitions and the nature of knowledge brokering activities. In common usage, knowledge brokers are intermediaries that help to share or transfer knowledge between otherwise separate networks or communities. Analysis has mainly focused on knowledge brokers themselves, but this chapter takes an alternative approach. Bishop and Waring seek to understand the performance of knowledge brokering within the social interactions and workplace settings in which it takes place. Based on data from a trauma orthopaedic unit, Bishop and Waring identify the ways in which the production of safe care transitions is dependent on knowledge being shared across boundaries; it describes several roles by study participants and highlights how the performance of knowledge brokering can be seen as a collective endeavour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Bishop
    • 1
  • Justin Waring
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham University Business SchoolNottinghamUK

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