Adler, Nancy J. 1991. “Communicating across Cultural Barriers.” In International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (2nd ed). Boston, MA: PWS-KENT Publishing Company. pp. 63-91.
Fleming, Sherwood. 2012. Dance of Opinions: Mastering Written and Spoken Communication for Intercultural Business Using English as a Second Language. Sherwood Fleming Communication.
- HRH Global Resources asks the question: ‘Why is Teamwork in Health Care Important?‘
- The World Health Organization (WHO) addresses the topic of ‘Being an effective team member‘ as part of a larger document about patient safety.
- The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA): Good Practices Guide – Teams
- The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA): ‘Respect and understanding: How professionalism effects teamwork‘.
- Another resource from the CMPA on the topic of the intersection of medicine and culture.
- The Global Forum’s Multicultural Work Environment report looks at ‘Culture and Its Impact on Team Effectiveness‘.
- The MindTools website underlines the importance of collaboration in cross-cultural communication.
- This resource from AMN Healthcare provides some practical examples of collaborative teamwork at work in a healthcare setting
- The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative: “A National Interprofessional Competency Framework”
- Sherwood Fleming’s website provides a wealth of resources on the topics of cross-cultural communication and teamwork. In one article she discusses a ‘universal language’ for communication grounded in five ‘speech acts’: requesting, offering, promising, declaring, and expressing an opinion.
- Family Services Ottawa has produced a tip sheet about ‘Cross Cultural Communication in the Workplace‘.
In the design of this course we hoped to achieve the following objectives:
- Understand the importance of teamwork in the context of healthcare and delivering patient care in Canada
- Recognize the key characteristics of an effective interdisciplinary team
- Understand the role of team members in supporting team leaders
- Consider aspects of culture and communication that impact teamwork
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