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Team communication


Let's talk

Overview and objectives


Four hospital staff in discussion

Overview

  • Well functioning teams deliver better care.
  • Healthcare professionals depend on each other.
  • Successful teams communicate well.

Objectives

After completing this topic you will be able to:
  • Describe the importance of communication in the healthcare team.
  • List several methods of structured communication.
  • Explain the importance of voicing patient safety concerns.