Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.


APA format 7th Edition -Must use provided Chapter 12 as a resource to apply a nursing theory to this case(from Butts&Rich text Philosophies and Theories for Adv. Nurs Practice 3rd ed.) -Use provided link to discuss QSEN compentencies -See attached files for resources and Rubric -May use additional resources in needed.\Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.


Group/Teams Dynamics

Communication is an integral part of a healthcare facility. Although the world of medicine has revolutionized over the recent decades and computers have become part of the processes which have exponentially improved the ability to diagnose as well as treat diseases that were once considered to be incurable (Cengiz& Yoder, 2020). However, despite this technological progress, healthcare providers continue to commit medical errors that are caused by poor communication. A scenario that recently occurred in my team was, there is a rule in the hospital that all medical records should be documented. Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.However, one of the nurses failed to document a patient’s medical records, and therefore, during the patient’s review, it was difficult for the doctor to track the patient’s history(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020). Also, the nurse who failed to record did not communicate in good time their inability to do so. As a result, there was confusion and the patient felt let down by the hospital.Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

In this instance, the nurse did not demonstrate patient-centered care which recognizes the patient as the source of control as well as a full partner in offering coordinated and compassionate care based on respect for the patient’s needs, values, and preferences(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020). Failure to record a patient’s medical history exhibits a lack of sensitivity, empathy as well as respect for the patient. However, the doctor in charge demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in that, he managed to express to the patient, the mistake that resulted earlier on and the patient received that as an act of integrity and respect and did not escalate the issue further(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020). On the other hand, he communicated and expressed his frustration to the nurse in charge, and through this, he encouraged open communication based on mutual respect where a discussion ensued on how to avoid barriers to patient care.Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

The team worked together to ensure the patient was accorded the best care and this was achieved through soliciting input from other team members on how to improve personal as well as team performance(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020). Additionally, he empowered the contributions of others who played a critical role in assisting families and patients achieve their health goals. To deliver optimal healthcare, the team integrates the best current evidence with clinical expertise while incorporating patient and family values and preferences(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020). Further, the team engages in changes in strategies and approaches to care when new evidence demands assessment of other alternatives for enhancing and improving outcomes or minimizing severe events.Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

The team improved since it embraced the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes as well as the use of improved methods to develop and evaluate changes to ensure quality is continually improved as well as the safety of healthcare(Cengiz & Yoder, 2020).  Further, the team was cognizant of the physical limitations of human performance and thus encouraged participation as a team to design and promote the effective use of technology as well as standardized practices that reinforce safety and quality.Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

The nursing theory applicable in the situation highlighted is Faye Abdellah which is a patient-centered approach to healthcare delivery. This theory addresses the total health needs of a patient including a healthy state of body and the mind (Patterson, 2020). Therefore, this model involves the society in realizing and delivery of health on local, state, national as well as international levels. Therefore, the theory helps nursing to become the profession through which patients are given information to meet their needs and restore self-help ability and alleviate impairment.Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.


Reflect on a team you have or are currently working on in your workplace.  Describe and analyze a scenario in which group/team dynamics facilitated or created barriers to patient safety.  Compare group/team behavior to QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nursing) competencies for teamwork and collaboration.  Provide references to support effective group/team dynamics. Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.

  • Develop a two page (content) paper that:
    • Describes the situation/scenario and discusses the safety implications.
    • Discusses how the team effectively or ineffectively demonstrated the QSEN competencies.
    • Describes how group/team dynamics improved or threatened patient safety.
    • What nursing theory could apply in this case (See Butts & Rich Chapter 12)?
    • Use references to support your points and conclusions.

Grading Rubric

  • Describes situation/scenario2 points
  • Discussion of the safety implications 3 points
  • Discussion of how the team effectively or ineffectively demonstrate the QSEN competencies 3 points
  • Discussion of how group/team dynamics improved or threatened patient safety4 points
  • Discussion of the nursing theory that could apply 4 points
  • Spelling, grammar, APA throughout the paper 4 points
    • (no errors = 4 points, 1-2 errors = 3 points, 3-4 errors = 2 points 5-6 errors = 1 point, greater than 6 errors = 0 points)


*include a title and reference page.

**You will not be penalized for writing more than 2 pages.

You may set up the paper as follows:


Safety implications

QSEN Competencies

Group/team dynamics

Nursing Theory

Short Paper: Team/Group Dynamics.