Preparing for practice: how well are practitioners prepared for teamwork.

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Caldwell, K., Atwal, A., Copp, G., Brett-Richards, M. and Coleman, K. 2006. Preparing for practice: how well are practitioners prepared for teamwork. British Journal of Nursing. 15 (22), pp. 1250-1254.
TypeArticle
TitlePreparing for practice: how well are practitioners prepared for teamwork.
AuthorsCaldwell, K., Atwal, A., Copp, G., Brett-Richards, M. and Coleman, K.
Abstract

This article reports on the findings of a study that aimed to explore how relevant initial training is in relation to teamwork, and to explore the perceptions of newly qualified practitioners about their confidence to work as a member of a team. A cross-sectional postal survey was used to ascertain the views of nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists who had been qualified between six months and two years prior to the survey, and had qualified at one of three London universities. Fifty questionnaires were sent out to each professional group (a sample of 200 overall) and there was a 43% response rate. Findings revealed that respondents reported positive experiences of team working, with only one area – equality of status within teams – being highlighted as problematic. While no other area generated this level of disagreement, there were two other areas in which respondents felt unsure: cooperation within the team and conflict resolution within the team.

LanguageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
ISSN0966-0461
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Print2006
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Nov 2009
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=22565
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