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Working Together

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0013
Working Together

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Teams are thought to be central to contemporary health care delivery. Teams in all walks of life work in terms of certain principles and must have agreed aims. Questions of who bears ultimate responsibility arise, and there can be conflict over aims, skills, and responsibility. Good communication among team members is essential and mutual support is important. Examples of all these are provided and solutions suggested.

Keywords: teams; team aims; conflict; communication; support

Chapter.  5099 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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