Canadian Medical Association

This article discusses the changing perspectives on collaboration and teamwork in health professions, which historically have neglected to appreciate the positive attributes of conflict. Author Dr. Quentin Eichbaum suggests that understanding conflict’s inevitability and innovative potential—and integrating that into collaboration and teamwork—may have a reassuring and emancipating impact on individuals and teams. Doing so could ultimately improve performance in health care organizations.

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