Context in Quality of Care: Improving Teamwork and Resilience.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Quality improvement in health care is an ongoing challenge. Consideration of the context of the health care system is of paramount importance. Staff resilience and teamwork climate are key aspects of context that drive quality. Teamwork climate is dynamic, with well-established tools available to improve teamwork for specific tasks or global applications. Similarly, burnout and resilience can be modified with interventions such as cultivating gratitude, positivity, and awe. A growing body of literature has shown that teamwork and burnout relate to quality of care, with improved teamwork and decreased burnout expected to produce improved patient quality and safety.

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Cited Authors

  • Tawfik, DS; Sexton, JB; Adair, KC; Kaplan, HC; Profit, J

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 552

PubMed ID

  • 28802338

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5644508

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9840

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clp.2017.04.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States