Researchers from the University College Dublin Centre for Research, Education and Innovation in Health Systems are currently undertaking research to better understand healthcare team dynamics (i.e. communication, trust, respect, influence) and explore whether staff experiences of teamwork have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented and extraordinary response from healthcare teams. There are stories emerging about more collaborative teamwork and shared decision-making.
However, other staff note that care decisions have shifted back towards a hierarchical model due to restrictions on face-to-face multidisciplinary team interactions.
To better understand these team dynamics, we are inviting healthcare staff to share their stories and participate in a one-on-one interview.
If you would like to hear more about the project or be involved please contact Dr Lisa Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org).