ERIC Number: ED225427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Team Development Curriculum. Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program.
A curriculum consisting of four modules is presented to help nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians develop team practices and improve and increase the utilization of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care settings. The curriculum was prepared in 1981-1982 by the California Area Health Education Center System with the support of federal funds. A group of one or more mid-level practitioners and one or more physicians is referred to as a team. Objectives, content, and methodology are presented as a resource for faculty responsible for teaching team development concepts and skills. For each training area, objectives are outlined for knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The three modules provide material: (1) to assist team members in self-assessment, in developing an understanding of other team members, and in sharing self-knowledge and role assessment within the team; (2) to help the team learn team development and maintenance skills; and (3) to focus on joint clinical practice, including approaches to improve the team's institutional, office, and team relationships, and a system of quality assessment and assurance. Specific training topics include: team sharing, internal dialogue, values and value priorities, attitudes toward other health professionals, family and life evaluation, volunteering, and patient complaints. Case studies, evaluation forms and checklists, and resource materials are identified. (SW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Experience, Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Differentiated Staffs, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Learning Modules, Medical Services, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Primary Health Care, Role Perception, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Utilization, Team Training, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: Area Health Education Center System, Fresno, CA.; California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Family Practice.
Note: For related document, see HE 015 746.