Healthcare Worker: Teamwork, Leadership, Stress & Time Management

Teamwork
consists of many professionals with different levels of education, backgrounds, ideas, and interests working together for the good of the patient
Team Concept
created to provide quality holistic healthcare
Benefits
Improves communication and continuity of healthcare
Leader
responsible for organizing and coordinating team activities, encouraging members to share ideas, motivating team to work towards their goals, assists with problems, and monitors the progress of the team
Golden Rule
treat others as you would want to be treated; number one rule of teamwork
Conflict
problems that can occur in any team due to the different personalities of its members
Grievance Policy
committee designed to investigate and help resolve conflict among coworkers
Categories of Leaders
exmaples include community, religious, political, peers, business, etc.
Democratic Leader
encourages the members to work together, listens to each person, and makes decisions based on what is best for the team
Autocratic Leader
often referred to as a dictator, maintains total control, and their way is the only way
Laissez-Faire Leader
layed back, informal type of leader that only makes decisions when forced to do so
Stress
the body’s reaction to any stimulus that requires a person to adjust to a changing environment
Stressor
anything that initiates stress; can be internal or external situations, concepts, or events
Internal Stressor
examples include heart attack, illness, disease, etc.
External Stressor
examples include school, job, marriage, divorce, etc.
Fight or Flight Reaction
body’s natural response to stress that causes the release of adrenaline which increases a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate for a period of time
Four-step Method
method to reduce stress by stopping, taking a deep breath, reflecting, and choosing how to deal with the stressor
Problem-solving Method
method to reduce stress by identifying the problem, gathoring data, making a list of solutions, creating a plan, putting plan into action, then evaluating the results
Stress-reducing techniques
examples include taking a break, hobbies, talking with a friend, living a healthy life-style, etc.
Short-term goals
setting goals for a day, weeks, or months
Long-term goals
setting goals for years or even a life-time
Time Management
used to reach goals and reduce stress; includes prioritizing, identifying habits, scheduling tasks, making to-do lists, and planning your work