CONSENSUS ON THE DEFINITION AND ATTRIBUTES OF PERSON-CENTRED TEAMWORK: AN e-DELPHI STUDY: Person-centred Teamwork

Alida Viljoen, Ronell Leech, Paul F Slater, Tanya Heyns

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Abstract

Background: Effective health care relies on person-centeredness and teamwork, which are known to improve outcomes. These two concepts have been defined individually, but we could not find a definition of the combined concept. A preliminary definition was developed through a concept analysis; however, consensus on the concept has not been reached.
Aim: The aim of this study was to reach consensus on the definition and attributes of person-centered teamwork.
Methods: A consensus design allowed experts to collaborate and share their experience and wisdom to refine and reach consensus on the definition and attributes of person-centered teamwork. An e-Delphi was used to engage the experts.
Results: Three rounds of online engagement with 12 experts were needed to reach consensus on the definition and attributes of person-centered teamwork. The attributes reached consensus of 82% after the first round. The definition had 82% consensus after the three rounds. The definition had been adjusted and refined according to the expert input. The newly adjusted definition was established.
Linking Evidence to Action: We successfully used the e-Delphi method to obtain consensus on the attributes and definition of person-centered teamwork. The definition of person-centered teamwork can be further developed and included in clinical practice to guide improved clinical outcomes. The consensus definition of person-centered teamwork provides a clear understanding of the meaning thereof, which may in turn enrich the usability thereof in clinical practice. Person-centered teams improve outcomes for persons receiving care in hospitals. Building person- centered teams are now better understood and the foundation of building these teams defined. We engaged with 12 experts in the academic and clinical field of person- centeredness and teamwork. The use and value of the Delphi method to obtain consensus is now better understood and can assist future research development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalWORLDVIEWS ON EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING
Early online date4 Apr 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished online - 4 Apr 2024

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© 2024 The Authors. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Keywords

  • e-delphi work
  • person-centred teamwork
  • team
  • person-centredness
  • person‐centered teamwork
  • teamwork
  • person‐centeredness
  • defining
  • e‐Delphi

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