Collaboration, Communication, And Teambuilding

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Collaboration, Communication, and Teambuilding in Health Care Collaboration and collective competence are essential to meeting the health care needs of society today. There are six interrelated characteristics of collaboration necessary for successful teamwork. Barriers involving historical and sociocultural norms, ineffective communication, regulatory and organizational policies act to impede collaboration. Personal experiences from nursing practice provide samples of collaboration efforts. This paper discusses the significance of collaboration in today’s healthcare environment in addition to the author’s experience with barriers to and instances of collaboration in clinical practice. Collaboration and Collective Competence Collaboration is a process involving at least two entities who commit to working toward a common goal. These entities must be open to discussing concepts in a positive manner to achieve mutual acceptance of shared principles and reach their objective. Participants share power in a collaborative relationship with each demonstrating respect for variances among the members. Group interactions become synergistic as each entity provides education and support for the others within the alliance (Hanson & Carter, 2015). Changes in today’s health care needs create the opportunity for innovative approaches to problem solving in the face of limited resources and increasing demands on time (Garcia, Meek, & Wilson, 2011). Collaboration is an essential
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