Team Building: How, Why and Where?

Malcolm Payne

in Teamwork in Palliative Care

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780198567745
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730436 | DOI:
Team Building: How, Why and Where?

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This chapter examines the concept of team building in the context of palliative care teams. There are two approaches to team building. The group relations approach, which sees team building as concerned with improving interpersonal and group relations, and a knowledge management approach which seeks to include and understand the range of knowledge, skills and values embodied in the persons of team members. This chapter suggests that developing and following rules about how to raise difficult issues and considering different types of knowledge and how these interact with the service user's perspectives are important aspects of everyday team building.

Keywords: team building; palliative care; group relations; knowledge management; service user

Chapter.  8751 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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