Explanation of Teamwork and Collaboration Diagram:
Teamwork and Collaboration is the development of partnerships to achieve the best possible outcomes that would reflect the particular needs of the patient, family or community. This concept requires an understanding of what others have to offer. The attributes which measure whether this concept exists at an optimum level are joint responsibility for the outcomes, shared decision-making, and unity of purpose. The antecedents or circumstances that must proceed Teamwork and Collaboration for it to exist are two or more healthcare professionals or nurse and patient, open communication and information sharing, common goals, and understanding the roles.
Positive or negative outcomes result from the quality of Teamwork and Collaboration. Negative consequences which occur due to lack of Teamwork and Collaboration would include bullying, poor retention, nurses leaving the profession, negative effects on the quality of patient care, safety issues, and unresolved conflict. Positive consequences are events or outcomes that occur due to proper functioning of the concept include good retention, job satisfaction, and quality of patient care and safety. Interrelated concepts are concepts which can affect change in Teamwork and Collaboration, these are concepts which work together to ensure a positive process and concepts which if depleted or impaired can cause a negative consequence in Teamwork and Collaboration.
Concepts that are interrelated with Teamwork and Collaboration are Professionalism, Ethics, Communication, and Patient-Centered Care. The sub-concepts for Teamwork and Collaboration are components of the concept and provide good teaching points. Nursing interventions are triggered by negative consequences. At which time the antecedents are evaluated and nursing care is directed toward improving the antecedents which should increase the quality of attributes and thereby decrease negative consequences.