The Importance Of Teamwork With Care Coordination Across The Continuum

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The concept analysis I chose is the teamwork concept. The purpose of this concept analysis of teamwork is to provide an understanding on the importance of teamwork with care coordination across the continuum.
Teamwork
After review of the literature using journal reviews, search engines, google, bing, cinahl, sage, medline and book reviews, with keywords of teamwork, team, coordination, and collaboration, I found numerous amount of literature regarding the concept of teamwork. This not only included healthcare environments, but also business management, human resource and education.
Teamwork is defined from dictionary.com, as a cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. The business dictionary defined teamwork as the process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. Teamwork is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defined teamwork as work done by people who work together as a team to do something.
Determine defining attributes
After reviewing the literature and definitions, the themes that became apparent are: shared decision making, groups of people working toward a goal or outcome, open…

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