Competition the new collaboration? Employing inter-team competitiveness to motivate health students to learn together

Moran, Monica and Boyce, Rosalie A. and Nissen, Lisa (2011) Competition the new collaboration? Employing inter-team competitiveness to motivate health students to learn together. In: Sociology of interprofessional health care practice: critical reflections and concrete solutions. Health Care Issues, Costs and Access . Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. United States, pp. 155-168. ISBN 978-1-60876-866-0

Abstract

In recent years governments around the world have been bending their will toward increasing collaborative practice amongst health care professionals. Although interprofessional learning has been on the agenda since the 1950s, to date there has been mixed success in bringing the disparate range of health professionals in the health care system together in a coherent and systematic way. Surprisingly, there has been limited sociological analysis of this phenomenon with no identifiable seminal text that critical analyses the issues facing the development of successful inter-professional practice in health. This edited collection to redress this by providing the conditions for critical engagement with inter-professional issues through developing a critical sociology of interprofessional health care practice. The core strength of the book is the meditations, case studies, evaluations and theoretical reflections on the practice of inter-professional collaboration in health by preeminent scholars from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The book provides a sophisticated critical inquiry that uses a wide array of multi-disciplinary conceptual tools to study the phenomenon of interprofessional practice in a way that is easily understood by both instructors and students in the fields of medicine, allied health and nursing.


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Additional Information: Chapter 11. Print copy held USQ library 362.1068 Soc. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 07:59
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation; competition; teams; co-operation; collaboration
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19054

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