Maintenance of health care teams: Internal and external dimensions
The complex issues which health care teams face have contributed to the demise of a number of teams and to the disenchantment of many individuals, who voice a litany of complaints, including fatigue, frustration, interpersonal conflict, energy drain, burnout, and rapid turnover associated with teams. If health care teams are to avoid such pitfalls and gain acceptance, they will have to learn to attend to their own maintenance needs, both internal and external.
PLEASE NOTE: This paper was originally part of the proceedings of a conference prepared at the request of and distributed by Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, B.H.M.E., H.R.A., D.H.E.W., 1978., but was reprinted in a special issue of the Journal of Interprofessional Care in 2007.
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