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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149876
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Renewal of the Spirit through Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Abstract:
Renewal of the Spirit through Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Strout, Tania D., RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Maine Medical Center
As Research Nurse in an academic Department of Emergency Medicine, I have the unique experience of living between the frequently colliding worlds of nursing and medicine. Serving many roles on nursing, medical, and interdisciplinary research projects, I have had the opportunity to observe colleagues from many disciplines interacting while completing research and evidence-based practice projects. Increasingly frustrated by my frequent role as project ?task-do-er? and meeting ?minute-taker,? I was inspired by Dr. Pesut's Call to Action. Why did my colleagues never ask my input on methodology? Why was I not asked to give presentations when work was accepted? Why was I always chasing signatures? Would there ever be something more? As I listened to Dr. Pesut and later re-read his words, I realized that part of my responsibility was working through my own grief, facing the facts, and making room for renewal. I was angry at the traditional limited role of nurses in my position, but I came to see that simply being angry was not enough. I needed to work though my feelings, accept that things ?are they way they are,? and make room to move forward. Working in the Clinical Scholar model has allowed me the opportunity to gain the skills to move forward, to develop successful and innovative interdisciplinary teams, and to have the courage to step into the unknown by moving into new roles. Changing my mindset from one of discontent to one of renewal has allowed me to regenerate and renew my spirit while affording my interdisciplinary colleagues the same opportunity as they leave their traditional roles. This presentation will describe the process of Renewal of the Spirit through building successful, collaborative interdisciplinary teams. The process of ?letting go? of former position-ascribed roles in order to grow and prepare for new challenges will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRenewal of the Spirit through Interdisciplinary Teamworken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149876-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Renewal of the Spirit through Interdisciplinary Teamwork</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Strout, Tania D., RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Maine Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">strout@mmc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As Research Nurse in an academic Department of Emergency Medicine, I have the unique experience of living between the frequently colliding worlds of nursing and medicine. Serving many roles on nursing, medical, and interdisciplinary research projects, I have had the opportunity to observe colleagues from many disciplines interacting while completing research and evidence-based practice projects. Increasingly frustrated by my frequent role as project ?task-do-er? and meeting ?minute-taker,? I was inspired by Dr. Pesut's Call to Action. Why did my colleagues never ask my input on methodology? Why was I not asked to give presentations when work was accepted? Why was I always chasing signatures? Would there ever be something more? As I listened to Dr. Pesut and later re-read his words, I realized that part of my responsibility was working through my own grief, facing the facts, and making room for renewal. I was angry at the traditional limited role of nurses in my position, but I came to see that simply being angry was not enough. I needed to work though my feelings, accept that things ?are they way they are,? and make room to move forward. Working in the Clinical Scholar model has allowed me the opportunity to gain the skills to move forward, to develop successful and innovative interdisciplinary teams, and to have the courage to step into the unknown by moving into new roles. Changing my mindset from one of discontent to one of renewal has allowed me to regenerate and renew my spirit while affording my interdisciplinary colleagues the same opportunity as they leave their traditional roles. This presentation will describe the process of Renewal of the Spirit through building successful, collaborative interdisciplinary teams. The process of ?letting go? of former position-ascribed roles in order to grow and prepare for new challenges will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:11:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:11:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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