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Author Opie, Anne, 1946-

Title Thinking teams/thinking clients : knowledge-based teamwork / Anne Opie.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1068 O61T    Check Shelf
Description viii, 297 pages ; 24 cm
Note New Zealand author.
Size of pbk.: 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index.
Contents Mapping the terrain ahead -- Shifting boundaries -- The teams and their organizational locations -- Researching the interprofessional: theory/site/practice -- Mapping effectiveness: achieving a "more subtle vision" -- "We talk about the patients and then we have coffee": making and shaping team discussions -- Teams as author: narrative and knowledge creation in case discussions -- "Nobody's asked me for my view": clients' empowerment in interprofessional teamwork -- Performing knowledge work.
Summary Addressing a key concern in human service and other organizational settings concerned with effective teamwork, this book offers a new paradigm for conceptualizing the subject. Based on qualitative research conducted with teams working with the chronically ill, elderly, and with high-risk psychiatric patients, Anne Opie has developed a method of working with teams that focuses on teamwork as "knowledge work" and is applicable to a variety of disciplines and settings. Most discussions of teamwork have focused on the team players, notably their interpersonal relationships. Drawing on Foucauldian theories of discourse, Thinking Teams / Thinking Clients provides a postmodern analysis of teamwork that stresses working with professional knowledge in an organizational context. It stresses the need for different kinds of disciplinary knowledge in teams, and discusses the role of organizations in achieving more effective teamwork -- Provided by the publisher.
Subject Health care teams.
Health care teams -- New Zealand.
Patient Care Team -- organization & administration. (DNLM)D010348Q000458
Interprofessional Relations. (DNLM)D007400
Professional-Patient Relations. (DNLM)D011369
Group Processes. (DNLM)D006126
Clinical Competence. (DNLM)D002983
Health care teams. (OCoLC)fst00952868
New Zealand. (OCoLC)fst01204542
ISBN 0231116845 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780231116848 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0231116853 (pbk.)
9780231116855 (pbk.)
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