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This practical, straightforward guide presents the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for successful interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Collaboration is fundamental to quality healthcare, and many regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies now have standards and benchmarks for interprofessional collaboration. This guide brings together in one volume basic collaboration competencies for healthcare professionals.

Teamwork, Leadership and Communication serves both as an introduction for novices and as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides exceptional learning support for classes, working groups, and self-study. Topics include:

  • Group dynamics
  • Team structures
  • Decision making
  • Shared leadership
  • Conflict management
  • Communication in small groups
  • Stereotyping
  • Liability

Doody Review: 5 Stars, 100/100 This is an excellent guidebook for healthcare professionals to use to hone their teamwork and leadership skills. The authors note that, frequently, professionals believe their skills in these domains are more developed than they actually demonstrate. The authors provide a wide range of opportunities for development of these skills. This is a great tool for all professionals!

Cynthia Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, CHSE, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health

[T]his book is insightful; practical in its content and design; and extremely easy to read and navigate. The book … offers real help to all students of group work who wish to develop the critically considered concepts of teamwork, leadership, and communication.

Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education

Dr. Deborah Lake

Dr. Deborah Lake is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience in collaborative settings in pediatrics, mental health, public health and school systems. She is currently an assistant professor in the Clinical Health Psychology Department at the University of Manitoba and works part-time with Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

Dr. Krista Baerg

Dr. Krista Baerg is a consultant pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to entering medicine, she completed a bachelor of science in nursing and worked as a nurse in northern Canada. Clinical interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, patient- and family-centered care and quality improvement.

Dr. Teresa Paslawski

Dr. Teresa Paslawski is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Disorders in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She also teaches in the Master of Education: Health Sciences Education program at the U of A. Her clinical practice in speech language pathology has been primarily in acute care and acute rehabilitation.