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Tvärprofessionella team -en kvalitativ studie om teammedlemmars upplevelse av tvärprofessionellt teamarbete inom vård och omsorg

Vedefors, Johanna LU and Jönsson, Åsa LU (2009) SOPA63 20091
School of Social Work
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Authors: Åsa Jönsson and Johanna Vedefors

Title: Cross-professional teams: a qualitative study of team members working experience in a cross-professional team, in the health and social care area. [Translated title]

Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg

Assessor: Håkan Jönsson


The purpose of this paper was to examine how team members within the health and social care area experience working in cross-professional teams. Interdisciplinary professional team work is now commonly used in several different organizational areas and has revealed the advantages and disadvantages of working cross professionally. Research discusses the benefits of the increased knowledge within cross-professional teams and increased efficiency, in... (More)
Abstract


Authors: Åsa Jönsson and Johanna Vedefors

Title: Cross-professional teams: a qualitative study of team members working experience in a cross-professional team, in the health and social care area. [Translated title]

Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg

Assessor: Håkan Jönsson


The purpose of this paper was to examine how team members within the health and social care area experience working in cross-professional teams. Interdisciplinary professional team work is now commonly used in several different organizational areas and has revealed the advantages and disadvantages of working cross professionally. Research discusses the benefits of the increased knowledge within cross-professional teams and increased efficiency, in relation to the disadvantages such as time-consuming decision-making and lack of extensive evidence of the actual cross-professional team benefits. Research also shows the significant factors affecting cooperation in this type of team such as communication and status equivalence within the team. This paper has mainly focused on the perceived advantages, disadvantages, benefits, and difficulties within cross-professional teams as well as the significant factors for cooperation. We have made a qualitative study in the form of semi-structured interviews in which two teams in health and social care area participated, providing a total of seven interviewed people. The results of our investigation showed that all the interviewed persons experienced more advantages than disadvantages of working in cross-professional teams. Some benefits found were that the cross-professional knowledge can provide a better overall picture of a patients' situation and that it can strengthen the knowledge of others within their own discipline. Difficulties in cooperation could be seen when the team is not balanced equally and one member is dominant. An important factor for effective cooperation, all respondents agreed, is that communication within the team is crucial and that all respect each other's professions.


Key words: cross-professional teams, interdisciplinary professional teams, cooperation, health and social care.

Nyckelord: tvärprofessionella team, mångprofessionella team, samarbete, vård och omsorg. (Less)
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tvärprofessionella team, samarbete, vård och omsorg, mångprofessionella team
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  abstract     = {Abstract


Authors: Åsa Jönsson and Johanna Vedefors

Title: Cross-professional teams: a qualitative study of team members working experience in a cross-professional team, in the health and social care area. [Translated title]

Supervisor: Staffan Blomberg

Assessor: Håkan Jönsson


The purpose of this paper was to examine how team members within the health and social care area experience working in cross-professional teams. Interdisciplinary professional team work is now commonly used in several different organizational areas and has revealed the advantages and disadvantages of working cross professionally. Research discusses the benefits of the increased knowledge within cross-professional teams and increased efficiency, in relation to the disadvantages such as time-consuming decision-making and lack of extensive evidence of the actual cross-professional team benefits. Research also shows the significant factors affecting cooperation in this type of team such as communication and status equivalence within the team. This paper has mainly focused on the perceived advantages, disadvantages, benefits, and difficulties within cross-professional teams as well as the significant factors for cooperation. We have made a qualitative study in the form of semi-structured interviews in which two teams in health and social care area participated, providing a total of seven interviewed people. The results of our investigation showed that all the interviewed persons experienced more advantages than disadvantages of working in cross-professional teams. Some benefits found were that the cross-professional knowledge can provide a better overall picture of a patients' situation and that it can strengthen the knowledge of others within their own discipline. Difficulties in cooperation could be seen when the team is not balanced equally and one member is dominant. An important factor for effective cooperation, all respondents agreed, is that communication within the team is crucial and that all respect each other's professions.


Key words: cross-professional teams, interdisciplinary professional teams, cooperation, health and social care.

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