Chapter 7 Building a Culture of Resilient Care Teams

DOI: 10.4324/9781003190929-7

Leadership is critical for the success of teamwork, which, in turn, helps shape a more positive and engaging culture of collaboration. Studies demonstrate a positive association between empowered team leadership and cross-functional synergies (teamwork and interprofessional cooperation) and clinical patient outcomes including lower rates of errors and patient mortality.

Creating a safety culture of interprofessional collaboration and cross-functional synergies reinforces the implementation of strategic goals across the continuum of care. Safety culture is vital for the success of healthcare organizations coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders can build safety ...

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