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Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2020 Jun;33(2):7-20. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2020.26241.

Co-Designing a Collaborative Academic Professional Practice Model for an Integrated Health System: Sinai Health's Journey.

Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.)

Lianne Jeffs, Jane Merkley, Nely Amaral, Leanne Ginty, Kara Ronald, Lily Yang, Nicole Thomson


  1. Research and Innovation Lead Scholar in Residence, Nursing and Health Disciplines, Senior Clinician Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  2. Executive Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Operating Officer, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  3. Director, Nursing Quality and Practice, Magnet Program Director, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  4. Director, Nursing Education and Academic Affairs, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  5. Vice President, Professional Practice, Nursing and Health Disciplines, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  6. Senior Director, Quality and Patient Experience, Sinai Health, Toronto, ON.
  7. Senior Director, Quality, Innovation, Patient Safety and Experience, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON.

PMID: 32573401 DOI: 10.12927/cjnl.2020.26241


In the current environment of increasingly complex healthcare needs, evidence-informed practice, stronger partnerships and collaborative foundations with nursing professions, health professions and physicians (referred to as collaborative academic practice) are required to deliver integrated, value-based services across the care continuum. This paper outlines the co-design of a collaborative academic practice model in a recently integrated health system. An overview of key concepts from the literature around professional practice models is provided that lays the foundation for the integrated healthcare system's inaugural collaborative academic practice model.

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