Health Care Teamwork

Health Care Teamwork

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While health care struggles with financing and quality care, educators, clinicians, administrators, and policy makers ignore an untapped resource. Well functioning interdisciplinary health care teams differ from current views of teams. An understanding of this hidden resource, as developed by Drinka and Clark, can help America's health care system.As part of a teama#39;s structure, policies for using these tools should be written and adapted to the needs of the team. ... A team physician may have higher authority than a nurse or social worker in terms of clinical decision making, but the nurse or social worker might be the formal team leader. ... A team adopts processes for accomplishing its work and over time these processes become norms, a part of theanbsp;...

Title:Health Care Teamwork
Author:Theresa J. K. Drinka, Phillip G. Clark
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000-01-01


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