Effectiveness Of Team Based Care And Its Impact On The System And Health Outcomes Of People

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lack of role clarity as well as trust and hierarchy within the teams that can affect individual performance and thus impact the success of the team overall. Tomblin Murphy et al., (2013) examined the effectiveness of team-based care and its impact on the system and health outcomes of people. In sites where the model was fully implemented, most of the outcomes measured for patient and family, provider, and system level improved (Tomblin Murphy, MacKenzie, Alder and Cruickshank, 2013). Therefore, when considering the barriers at the practice level, poor structure and governance coupled with ambiguous team compositions and size may result in further breakdowns in communication and collaboration (Conference Board of Canada, 2012; Campbell,…show more content…
Examining past performance against practice guidelines or standards has the potential to confirm current practice or create knowledge about a skill that may be lacking in an interprofessional team. Awareness of such a gap may prompt professionals to identify their learning needs and then plan to participate in appropriate learning activities to change and enhance their practice (Gagliardi et al., 2011). In order to make the implementation of the new tool a success, it is essential that there is willingness on the part of the participants to explore and analyze both the positive and negative elements of their own readiness to enter an interprofessional team. The tool will likely yield better results when the process of looking at one’s readiness to collaborate and identifying areas for improvement is not seen as something threatening (Vanhoof & Van, 2011). To create a non-threatening environment for practitioners to participate in, the process must be properly prepared in a way that is in line with the overall organizational policy framework regarding interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. For best results, the promise of organizational support during the self-evaluation and after will be critical for success (Vanhoof & Van, 2011). According to Vanhoof and Van (2011), self-evaluation processes that comply with a set of principles have a greater chance of success than self-evaluations that
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