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Working in "teams" in an era of "liquid" healthcare: What is the use of theory?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22780569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
"Team" is used throughout the healthcare literature as if it had a transparent, single meaning, and in policy documents it has become a mantra. Yet, "team" is a contested and imprecise term, inviting theoretical sophistication. New forms of team working in healthcare contexts can be understood as a complex set of practices and a discourse - both performed, and written and talked about as a supplementary practice. In the context of fluid and unpredictable social conditions, teams are now theorized in terms of contradictory process as well as stable membership. Cultural-historical activity theory in particular provides a rich approach to understanding such process, in an era where the desire for stable networks - a will-to-stability - may be secondary to the need for a will-to-adaptability. A new vocabulary has emerged in theoretical accounts to describe activities of an emergent work order, in terms of a shift from stable "networking" to unstable "knotworking." However, this conceptual language can be overwrought and may alienate practitioners. Theory can be developed with practitioners themselves to avoid widening the gap between experience and the understanding and explanation of experience. Teams are not problems to be solved but activities to be expanded.
Authors:
Alan Bleakley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interprofessional care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205811     Medline TA:  J Interprof Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, University of Plymouth, The Knowledge Spa , Truro, Cornwall , UK.
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