Understanding Teamwork in Healthcare (2014)
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-- from the Preface: "Understanding Teamwork in Health Care is a book about how to work proficiently in and with teams. Our emphasis is on interprofessional teams, but the concepts discussed apply also to teams composed of people from any single profession. The book aims to offset in some measure a deficiency in the education of almost all healthcare professionals in the United States, namely, the lack of training about working in teams composed of people from various professions. There are currently some indications that interprofessional education will in time become part of the education of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. Eventually, there may be no deficiency to address. However, at this point, nearly all professionals working in health care are obliged to puzzle out interprofessional teamwork on their own. This book is intended to help healthcare professionals in this effort."