Importance of Teamwork in Health and Social Care
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From the Paper:"Micknan (2005) points out that more positive outcomes in patient care are usually attained through effective teamwork and that poor teamwork skills often contribute to negative outcomes. Technological development as well as an increase in the complexity of diseases and ailments has necessitated the move towards a team-based model for delivery of care (Baker et al, 2005). According to Thomas (2011) effective teamwork does not only contribute to job satisfaction, but it also plays a significant role in the development and maintenance of inter-professional communication. For both health and social care to be effective, concerted and coordinated efforts from different practitioners in different fields is required.
"Clements, Dault and Priest (2007) opine that effective team work is an asset for both the workers and the employers. They point out that for patients, it is a prerequisite. It is argued that teamwork is an effective element of a healthy workplace, but the right levels and effectiveness are yet to be attained. Oandasen et al (2006) report that teamwork has a positive impact on quality and safety. The areas in which teamwork is reported as having a positive impact include addressing of issues related to workload, reduction of medical errors, and reduction of burnout among healthcare professionals as well as increase in patient safety."
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