In order to establish a successful team it should be put into motion by the teams education and communication between the providers. Multidisciplinary care is characterized by a "team“ that is responsible for the overall patient care plan . Each team member contributes their recommendations according to their specialty, which may be integrated by the team leader. Teamwork may also be considered as a dynamic process that involves two or more healthcare professionals with a similar background and skills, sharing common health goals and exercising concerted, physical and mental effort in assessing, planning, or evaluating patient care. Most importantly the patient is involved in health care decisions as part of the team. In order to implement efficient and effective operation of a multidisciplinary team which is not co-located, careful planning and implementation is required. The practitioners need tools to support the teamwork in order to enable teams to achieve their objectives. These include guidelines, structured protocols or policies and standards for communication. The size and composition of services and processes such as team meetings and auditing of current practice may also influence inter-professional team working. (Hill, Laura. 2012, Sept/Oct).
Fun and Effective Team Building Exercise Fun and effective team building exercises can be used in your medical practice to boost morale, improve effectiveness and strengthen the medical practice team. First, divide the team members into equal sized teams. As the team leader it is best to assign the team so you get a good mix of staff members. A good idea is to mix introverts and extraverts, or to build teams that mix individuals of different generations and cultures.
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