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Interviews of professionals involved in the delivery of primary care dietetic services

June 08, 2021

Quality improvement in health care has been a prominent topic for decades but has only recently begun to be explored in dietetics. Efforts to address quality, as reported in the health care literature, have been problematic, with researchers often reporting inconsistent or unexpected results from quality improvement initiatives. Prominent thought leaders have used complexity science to explain these results, applying the theory to real-world scenarios to reveal insights that can then be capitalised on in practice.

This research aims to apply complexity science to primary care dietetics, to learn how the system operates, so that future quality improvement initiatives can be designed in such a way as to capitalise on the system’s features.

You will be asked to complete a telephone interview that will take approximately 30 minutes, depending on your answers. The research team will contact you via email to schedule your interview time. You will receive a phone call at your nominated time on the number you provided to complete your interview.

The interviewer will ask you to reflect on and describe your role in delivering (directly or indirectly) dietetic care. You will also be asked to identify and describe key professional relationships that are integral to the delivery of dietetic care.

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