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The Interprofessional Health Care Team: Leadership and Development



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“This book provides excellent information for healthcare teams to work effectively together and ultimately provide the best care for clients. This book is valuable to all healthcare team members…” – Yvonne M. Randall, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Touro University Nevada)

The Interprofessional Health Care Team: Leadership and Development, Second Edition provides the much-needed knowledge base for developing a relational leadership style that promotes interdisciplinarity, inter-professionalism, and productive teamwork. It describes possibilities and options, theories, exercises, rich references, and stimulating questions that will inspire both novices and experts to think differently about their roles and styles as leaders or members of a team. The authors provide many tools to empower readers and facilitate the fostering of productive teamwork. It is an inspiring book with easily operational principles. It is written for many audiences and to achieve many goals all centered on best practices to attain quality care, particularly during this time of reinventing and transforming health care.

Interprofessional Health Care Team: Leadership and Development

In response to increasingly complex healthcare challenges, models for interprofessional practice and education have received global acceptance as prerequisites for improving population health, improving per capita costs, and improving the health care experience. The second edition of The Interprofessional Health Care Team: Leadership and Development reinforce the concepts presented in the first edition, such as the importance of a strong understanding of group dynamics and group development for team productivity, the relationship of emotional and social intelligence and leadership behaviors and how affiliative environments can encourage creative problem-solving in the complex and often chaotic healthcare arena.

  • The concept of healthcare as a VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) system is expanded in Chapter 1
  • In Chapter 3, the influence of information and communication technology (ICT) and electronic health record (EHR) on teamwork, along with examples of how it is used, is introduced as a factor that must be taken into account when examining communication in interprofessional health care teams.
  • How interprofessional healthcare teams can mitigate unconscious bias and leverage diversity to facilitate innovation and best practice is covered in Chapter 7
  • Strength-based and self-organizing practices that can support the development and sustainability of collaborative cultures are addressed in Chapter 9
  •   Interprofessional Education
  •   Leadership
  •   Professional/Team Development
  •   Group Dynamics/Organization
  •   Interdisciplinary Health Care
  •   Management and Supervision

Donna Weiss, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA – Associate Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Donna Weiss, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA is a coach, trainer, and facilitator in the areas of interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and leadership and an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Weiss has served as a consultant to school systems, state departments of education, university programs, and health organizations. Donna Weiss, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. Felice Tilin, Ph.D. – Program Director, Graduate Organization Development and Leadership, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Founder, Group works Consulting, Narberth, Pennsylvania
Dr. Tilin is the Director of Graduate Programs in Organization Development and Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University, President of GroupWorks Consulting, an educator at Change North America consultant, and Director/Creator of The Coach Capacity Building, an ICF ACTP accredited coach-training program. Prior to her current positions, she spent 8 years as the Managing Director and Senior Consultant at Teleos Leadership Institute where she is still an associate. She also held positions as the Director of Leadership Development at the University of Pennsylvania and a Director of Training and Organizational Development at the Cigna Corporation.

Marlene J Morgan, EdD, OTR/L – Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Felice has taught graduate-level courses at The University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Tilin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development and an M.Ed. in Psycho-Educational Process from Temple University. She received her Bachelors of Arts in English and Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Oswego. Her research is in the area of group development and its relationship to productivity, organization culture integration, and emotional intelligence.
Marlene J . Morgan, Ed.D., OTR/L is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Scranton. She received her B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University. A master’s degree in occupational therapy (MOT) from Texas Woman’s University. A doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from Temple University. Dr. Morgan has over 25 years of academic and clinical experience. She has held a number of academic positions including appointments.  At Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rush University in Chicago and Illinois. Her clinical experiences include a combination of patient care and administrative responsibilities.
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