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  • Date
    2011-01-13
  • Title
    Nursing home culture, teamwork, and culture change
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Sage journals online
  • Year
    2010
  • Author
    Tyler DA & Parker VA
  • Description
    In the USA, the concept of 'culture change' (CC) encompasses a variety of philosophical and practice models being employed to de-institutionalise skilled nursing facilities, also known as long-term care (LTC) facilities. Teamwork among direct-care workers is often promoted as an important aspect of culture change. However, a recent study found that, among facilities attempting CC, teamwork was the least commonly implemented CC component. This suggests that facilities may be having difficulty implementing teamwork and also raises questions about the link between teamwork and facility organisational culture. This study examined the relationship between teamwork and organisational culture in the LTC setting.
  • Categories
    Work Environment
  • Keywords
    teamwork, culture, change, USA, long term care
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