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Collaborative Practice in Nursing

Document Type: Collaborative Document
Last Updated: October 1, 2019
Approver: Executive


Collaborative practice is a deliberate and committed professional approach to communication and decision making. Collaborative practice is based on a foundation of client-centred care, open communication, mutual trust, shared decision-making and accountability, and respect and value of the knowledge and experience each unique nursing profession provides as part of the care team. This document provides clarification and increases understanding of collaborative practice principles. These principles support nurses to practice collaboratively in any setting.