Ten principles of good interdisciplinary team work

NANCARROW, S.A., BOOTH, A., ARISS, S., SMITH, Tony, ENDERBY, P. and ROOTS, A. (2013). Ten principles of good interdisciplinary team work. Human Resources for Health, 11 (1), p. 19.

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Background: Interdisciplinary team work is increasingly prevalent, supported by policies and practices that bring care closer to the patient and challenge traditional professional boundaries. To date, there has been a great deal of emphasis on the processes of team work, and in some cases, outcomes.Method: This study draws on two sources of knowledge to identify the attributes of a good interdisciplinary team; a published systematic review of the literature on interdisciplinary team work, and the perceptions of over 253 staff from 11 community rehabilitation and intermediate care teams in the UK. These data sources were merged using qualitative content analysis to arrive at a framework that identifies characteristics and proposes ten competencies that support effective interdisciplinary team work.Results: Ten characteristics underpinning effective interdisciplinary team work were identified: positive leadership and management attributes; communication strategies and structures; personal rewards, training and development; appropriate resources and procedures; appropriate skill mix; supportive team climate; individual characteristics that support interdisciplinary team work; clarity of vision; quality and outcomes of care; and respecting and understanding roles.Conclusions: We propose competency statements that an effective interdisciplinary team functioning at a high level should demonstrate. © 2013 Nancarrow et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interdisciplinary team work; Competencies; Intermediate care; Transitional care; Allied health; Systematic review; Evidence synthesis; Qualitative research; Health Policy & Services; 1110 Nursing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-11-19
Page Range: p. 19
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 15:25
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 15:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28188

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