Practice of Population-Based Care

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Team C Project
NURS 6030 Section 5
The Practice of Population-Based Care
August 16, 2009

Plan for Collaboration
Healthcare is a profession in which nurses strive to advocate, guide, and protect those placed in our care. In this spirit, Team C will work together to investigate a healthcare problem to strengthen our collaborative abilities. The team’s systematic approach described below includes team identification, team vision, communication process, determination of roles, conflict resolution, expectations of participation, health problem and target population, and interdisciplinary team identification. Team C Identification

Team C includes four professional nurses. KCE is a Registered Nurse in rural Maryland with 25 years of experience, and is the director of four nursing units (MedSurg-PEDs-Same Day Surgery/PACU-Chemo/Infusion Clinic). LJ is a Registered Nurse with four years of experience in cardiac and home health nursing, and is currently working on a Cardiovascular Intervention Unit in Anchorage, Alaska. JM is a Registered Nurse who has spent the past fifteen years working in clinical support roles, and currently works for a software company as a Clinical Support Analyst for an Operating Room management application. GS is a Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience, and has worked in outpatient surgery for the past five years after fifteen years in the Intensive Care Unit. Team Vision

Team C understands that open communication and collaboration are essential to achieving an excellent outcome on this project, and that compromise may be a part of this process. Team C plans to work together cohesively to meet deadlines and to produce a high quality product for presentation. The team will check in on the discussion board at least three times each week, preferably on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in order to ensure that all team members are involved in the successful progress of this team project. Communication Process

Communication and sharing of information is crucial to the success of the project by Team C. The expectation is that each team member will participate and submit work within the agreed upon timeframes. Project contributions are to be submitted as attachments and clearly titled as to content and revision number, such as Part 1_1. All team members will collaborate by sharing documents, ideas, and theories through communication under the Team C discussion forum. Collaboration has many attributes including planning, decision-making, problem solving, goal setting, working together, and communicating (Gardner, 2005). Determination of Roles

Determination of roles was voluntary in nature based on individual strengths. Kathy, as organizer, will ensure that the team stays on track by proposing deadlines, posting reminders, and posting project content outline. Lesley will serve as editor of grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and flow of the project. James, as a second editor, will review the project according to APA standards and confer with the Walden Writing Center as needed. Team C’s project presenter is Gulabi who, as presenter, is responsible for the timely submission of the project deliverables. All team members have agreed to contribute to the research process, writing, and review of the paper to ensure quality. Conflict Resolution

            Team members will work together as a group of professionals with honesty and respect. Members will discuss any problems that should arise. In this group of equal members, with organizer, presenter, and editor, majority will rule on conflicting ideas. Conflicts can also be seen as positive, and they can bring about good conversation and ideas. When members do not verbalize their thoughts, conflicts cannot easily be resolved. If a conflict should escalate, a mediator can redirect the discussion to the task at hand. Any personal conflicts will be resolved outside of the group discussion. If an issue persists, the group as a whole can...
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