The purpose of this study was to identify collaborative communication and extend the theoretical framework of interdisciplinary collaboration in a hospice setting. Ethnographic observations and the Modified Index of Collaboration were used to identify and analyse perceived interdisciplinary collaboration and observed collaborative communication. Taken together, both qualitative and quantitative findings suggest that interdisciplinary collaboration also occurs outside of hospice, namely with primary care doctors and nursing home staff. Future research should explore collaborative communication between hospice interdisciplinary team members and non-hospice staff.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration