Multidisciplinary Team Table 2 Team Member Role on the Team Social Worker Provide advice, talking therapies, and support for the families. Psychiatrists Investigate for physical illness, prescribe medication, provide talking therapies, and perform assessments. Occupational Therapists Formulate rehabilitation plans; provide skills assessments, which are all delivered to both groups and individuals. Psychologists Provide specialized talking therapies and perform assessments of brain functions and behaviors. Psychiatric Nurse Provide talking therapies, administer and monitor medication. Team-based care will be a gradual process that will take time, and every day will not be perfect. Be patient; know that several months may go by before the team feels like they are comfortable with the new system. Teamwork is not easy to achieve. It requires total commitment and sacrifice by each team member. Teammates should have enough tolerance for each other and be able to help each other achieve their goals. The main objective of teamwork is to be able to accomplish targets together more efficiently and conveniently. This kind of time commitment is
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT 15 necessary to implement team-based care successfully. As the model expands, experienced staff can mentor or assist with training new staff. A more effective tool to use would be a questionnaire. A set of medically related questions would be posed to each member of the team according to their area of expertise to establish competency. Through the use of questionnaires, team leaders can best tell which team member deserves what role and why they deserve it. A questionnaire allows the team members to know what they need to improve or change. It is a form of self-assessment that is crucial for the team as a whole. A multidisciplinary team should include all important staff members such as psychiatrists and the various physicians. Each team member should be in a position to execute their obligation to the team. Each member has a specific skill set that supplements the team in its unique way. Improvements in productivity are realized when multidisciplinary teams function efficiently. An effective team involves the collaborative activities of team members, including the patients, and understanding the patient's needs to optimize the care offered. Team Diversity Patient-centered and cultural competences are achievements in the healthcare industry that have gotten attention over some time. The aim is to improve healthcare quality with emphasis on each aspect being on the quality rendered. The main aim of patient-centered is to individualize quality, to encourage and support the healthcare quality movements, focus on process measures and performance benchmarks with a return to the emphasis on personal relationships and customer service ( Körner, Wirtz, Bengel & Göritz, 2015 ). Cultural competency movement has been to improve care for people of color and other populations specifically.
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