Evidence of Team Science

In Patient Safety on June 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm

There are few projects that can be completed in today’s complex healthcare delivery environments without the use of teams. But how many of these teams actually accomplish their goals? IS it the goal that is wrong or the team functioning?

A field of study the Science of Team Science is poised to develop theories, research and evidence based practice guidelines on team function. The National Cancer Institute has developed a free team science toolkit.  The site includes training, tools, reference article links, and guidelines to help your safety teams improve their outputs. This site promises to be robust and interactive as it includes a blog and ways to connect with colleagues.

Check it out at Team Science Toolkit

The blog link is on the right side of the page.

For a site that just went live a couple of months ago there are already over 331 resources!

One interesting article link is entitled “Team science of nursing, engineering, statistics and practitioner in the development of a robotic reflexology device” (Wyatt, Sikorskii, Bush & Mukherjee, 2010).

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