Preferred Name

Phyllis Adams

Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.


Date of Graduation

Fall 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing


Linda J. Hulton

Sandra Annan

Deborah Sturm


The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) has been functioning since the early 1970’s with little research on the dynamics of the members’ interprofessional collaboration practice. A current gap in the literature is research specific to the assimilation of the disciplines within the SART and the collaborative practice of the SART. The purpose of this project study is to clarify the 12 subscales of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (motivation, role expectations, personality style, professional power, group leadership, communication, coping, social support, organizational culture, organizational aims, organizational domain, and organizational environment) and explore how each profession perceives these subscales. The sample participants were members of the SARTs in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Exploring the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) subscales within these SARTs may enhance each professional discipline’s understanding of the integral importance of roles and responsibilities, ethics and values, communication skills, and team dynamics to deliver efficient, effective, comprehensive, and coordinated care during a sexual assault response.



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