Journal article

Developing teamwork skills in pre-registration osteopathy education: A qualitative pilot investigation

Brett Vaughan, Sandra Grace, Jacqui Yoxall

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives: Teamwork in healthcare provides better outcomes for patients and contributes to job satisfaction and autonomy. Graduate capabilities of teaching institutions require educators to assess teamwork skills. The TeamUP Short-Form (TeamUP-SF) was developed as a self- and peer-assessment tool of teamwork skills following feedback from the previous version. This pilot study evaluated the utility of the TeamUP-SF in developing and assessing teamwork skills in a cohort of senior osteopathy students undertaking group assignments. Methods: Forty-nine students received the TeamUP-SF after a minimum of 12 weeks of group work. Students rated their own teamwork skills, and those of other members..

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