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The Health Care Team Handbook by Tim Porter-O'Grady EdD, PhD, RN, CS, CNAA, FAAN, Cathleen Krueger Wilson RN, PhD

This practical handbook helps nurses and associated personnel facilitate team development in health care settings. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of team development that serves as groundwork for team processes and operation. THE HEALTH CARE TEAM HANDBOOK covers the full range of activities related to health care teams within a context of the health continuum. These team-building activities will help build a strong foundation for effective teamwork. In addition, special team-building tools are provided, to use from the conception and design of a team through the successful implementation and continuation of activities.

* Details unique characteristics and processes associated with health care teams. * Explains the role of manager as facilitator in the team-building process. * Provides a tool that defines and evaluates trust, which is an essential component of team building and performance. * Supplies evaluation strategies and tools to measure outcomes. * Features Tool Chests in each chapter that offer unique and practical team-building tools, activities, and guidelines. * Includes Focus Boxes that target specific, supplemental information and considerations essential to team management such as building team relationships. * Offers Team Tips, listing helpful hints for team members concerning topics such as resources and self management. * Highlights Words of Wisdom found within in the margins, giving solid, sound advice. * Presents icons that identify Tool Chests, Focus Boxes, Team Tips and Words of Wisdom for quick reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556645044
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: SPIRAL
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Transitions and Transformations: Making Sense of Change in Health Care · Working in a New World: Transforming the Organizational Structure · Getting Started with Teams · Getting Started: Making Teams Work · The Manager's Role in a Team-Based System · Effective Teams Begin with the Self · Supporting Teams: Creating Seamless Linkage · Trust: A Prerequisite for Sustaining a Team-Based System · Functioning in an Effective Team · Good Team Outcomes: The Promise and the Reality · Team-Based Performance Evaluation · Evaluating the Team

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