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Team-Building Interventions for Interdisciplinary Teams: A Case Study of a Pediatric Client

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  • M. Kay Sandor PhD RN LPC,

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    • M. Kay Sandor is an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Galveston, TX.

  • Dru Copeland PhD,

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    • Dru Copeland is a clinical psychologist and Sally Robinson is a professor and division chief at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

  • Sally Robinson MD

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    • Dru Copeland is a clinical psychologist and Sally Robinson is a professor and division chief at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.


The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555-1029

Abstract

This article presents a case study involving a challenging client on a pediatric rehabilitation unit, describes his impact on an interdisciplinary team that had recently been formed from two units from different hospitals, and discusses the resulting need for a team-building intervention for the new unit. The context of the problem, the client's case study, and a description of a series of seminars are presented and analyzed from a group developmental perspective.

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