Attitudes toward interdisciplinary health care teams

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Submitted by Madeline H. Schmitt on Oct 20, 2014 - 4:00pm CDT

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Conference Paper

This paper was originally published in the Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Interdisciplinary Health Team Care Conference, which took place September 15-17, 1988 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  It is reproduced here with the permission of the authors.


In our previous studies of interdisciplinary geriatric health care teams, we observed that, across teams and across disciplines, health professionals vary as to, how they perceive and evaluate teams (Feiger and Schmitt, 1979; Farrell, Heinemann, and Schmitt, 1986; Farrell, Schmitt, and Heinemann, 1988). However, there is no scale with known vai idity and reliability that enables us to measure cross-discipline variation in attitudes toward teams. A scale would be useful in coirparing disciplines, in testing theories about how attitudes toward teams influence the quality of team functioning, and in assessing the effectiveness of education for participation on teams. In this paper we present a progress report on the development of a new instrument of measuring attitudes toward teams.

Gloria D. Heinemann
Michael P. Farrrell
Madeline H. Schmitt
Health Team Care Conference Proceedings