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Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2017, 5(1), 30-35
DOI: 10.12691/rpbs-5-1-5
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Group Dynamics in Healthcare Settings: A Strategic Framework for Cohesion

Adam J. McTighe1, and Samantha Donovan1

1Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Pub. Date: September 27, 2017

Cite this paper:
Adam J. McTighe and Samantha Donovan. Group Dynamics in Healthcare Settings: A Strategic Framework for Cohesion. Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2017; 5(1):30-35. doi: 10.12691/rpbs-5-1-5

Abstract

Group dynamics have broad and necessary applications. And there is arguably no more of a need for such than in a healthcare setting as a result of the fast-paced, high pressure, and seemingly always shifting focus from patient need within policy framework. Nonetheless, the abilities for clinicians’ to successfully interact within a multidisciplinary team is essential for patient care outcomes and effective and efficient use of system resources. This paper will review, discuss, and propose a strategic framework for team work development and improvement within a healthcare setting. Suggestions for future studies are also provided.

Keywords:
healthcare leadership group dynamics strategy

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