Collaboration and Teamwork in Health Care

  • Assessment Instructions

You are part of an interdisciplinary team that has been highly effective. Your supervisor asks you to write a short article about why the team has been so successful and submit it to the organizational newsletter for publication.

Preparation

Search the Capella library and the Internet for peer-reviewed journal articles on collaboration and teamwork in health care. You will need at least 3 articles to support your work on this assessment.

Directions

In the article you write for this assessment, be sure you do the following:

  • Explain the concept of true collaboration in health care.
  • Describe the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for the following groups:
    • Team members.
  • Describe the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Describe barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Format this assessment according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.

Additional Requirements

  • Include a title page and reference page.
  • Ensure your assessment is 3–4 pages.
  • Use double-spaced, 12-pt., Times New Roman font.
  • Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.

  • Are interdisciplinary teams commonly used where you work?
    • If so, in which areas are they more likely to be implemented?
    • If not, in which areas would such a team be most effective?
  • How can nurses encourage more interdisciplinary teams within their organizations?
  • Context

Every day, in every patient setting, health care professionals must interact with other health care professionals, as well as with providers from other professions to share information, conduct safety and quality checks, and work with patients in a variety of ways to make sure they understand their health care needs and will be more likely to comply with treatment plans.

Research consistently shows that interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork improves the quality and safety of patient care by recognizing the skills and experience of each team member, allowing the team to function more effectively and efficiently.

  • Overview

Explain the concept of true collaboration in health care and describe the benefits of effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Then, describe the characteristics required for effective collaboration, describe barriers to collaboration, and offer evidence-based strategies to overcome those barriers.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

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  • Competency 1: Explain the principles and practices of highly effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Explain the concept of collaboration in health care.
    • Describe the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Describe barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Identify evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Competency 3: Explain the internal and external factors that can affect the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
    • Describe the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, and team members.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    • Correctly format paper, citations, and references using current APA style.

·         Collaboration and Teamwork in Health Care Scoring Guide

Collaboration and Teamwork in Health Care Scoring Guide Grading Rubric
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Explain the concept of collaboration in health care. Does not explain the concept of collaboration in health care. Explains the concept of collaboration but not in the context of health care, or the explanation is missing key elements. Explains the concept of collaboration in health care. Explains the concept of collaboration in health care and describes the unique aspects of collaboration in health care.
Describe the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, and team members. Does not describe the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, and team members. Describes the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, or team members (or two of these) but not all three. Describes the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, and team members. Describes the benefits of effective collaboration and teamwork in health care for patients, organizations, and team members and considers the consequences of ineffective collaboration and teamwork.
Describe the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Does not describe the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Lists the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Describes the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Describes the characteristics and concepts required for effective interdisciplinary collaboration and explains how each contributes to more effective collaboration.
Describe barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Does not describe barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Identifies barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Describes barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Describes barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration and considers possible causes for the barriers.
Identify evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Does not identify evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Identifies strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration but does not provide supporting evidence. Identifies evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration. Identifies evidence-based strategies to overcome barriers to effective interdisciplinary collaboration and suggests methods for implementing the strategies.
Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
Correctly format paper, citations, and references using current APA style. Does not correctly format paper, citations, and references using current APA style. Uses current APA to format paper, citations, and references but with numerous errors. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references using current APA style with few errors. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references, with no errors.

 

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