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Interprofessional teamwork is an essential and expanding form of health care practice. While moral issues arising in teamwork relative to the patient have been explored, the analysis of ethical issues regarding the function of the team itself is limited. This paper develops a conceptual framework...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Each of the fields of geriatrics and interdisciplinary practice intensifies the usefulness and effectiveness of the other. Combining geriatrics and interdisciplinary practice also magnifies the complexity of two singularly complex fields. However, the subtle reasons for their complexity may escape...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Relationship Awareness Theory is based on the premise that there is a purpose or motive behind all behavior. The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) was designed to help individuals identify their motives in relating to others under two kinds of conditions; when everything is going well in their...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
The practice of geriatrics frequently involves the services of an interdisciplinary team. Behavior of team members exists on a functional continuum, from adaptive to maladaptive. Health professionals readily identify maladaptive behaviors in patients, but may ignore or avoid such behavior in...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
This pilot study attempted to uncover similarities and differences in perceptions of health care teams by the professionals who work in them and are affected by them. This study used a convenience sample of 125 health professionals from 14 disciplines to explore the types of general metaphors and...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Interdisciplinary health care teams (IHTs) are essential for the delivery of health care to frail elderly persons. Teaching professionals how to function in health care teams is difficult. Educators often use linear group development theories for teaching about IHTs. However, distinguishing...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Business settings, which increasingly promote the value of teamwork and self‐directed work teams (SDWTs), offer a popular model for team development training. SDWTs are formal, permanent organizational structures or units empowered to manage themselves and the work they do. SDWTs in business...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Twenty-nine graduate and upper level trainees from multiple health professions functioned as temporary members on an established Geriatrics Team for a minimum of 10 hours per week during a semester. Each student completed a modified version of the Interprofessional Perception Scale pre— and post-...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Realizing maximum independence for older persons requires understanding and collaboration among health professionals. Unfortunately, health professionals are often assigned to teams with no thought of preparatory team training. This paper is based on a case study which was an initial test of a...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 7, 2014
Twenty-six matched pairs of elderly male patients who had been evaluated in an outpatient geriatric evaluation unit (GEU) were assigned randomly to be followed in either a geriatrics clinic with an interdisciplinary team or a general medical clinic without an interdisciplinary team. Patients were...
Theresa J.K. Drinka Nov 5, 2014
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