Teamwork is an undisputed asset for reducing nursing and medical errors, improving quality of patient care, resolving workload issues, and avoiding burnout. In these video clips, Dr. Cynthia Persily, author of Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care, the first text to focus in depth on teamwork in health care, discusses the significance of the health care team, assessing your strengths as a health care team member, and assessing the health care team for strengths and weaknesses.


Significance of the Health Care Team


Assessing and Articulating Your Strengths as a Health Care Team Member


Assessing the Health Care Team for Strengths and Weaknesses


About Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

This text helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality care. It based on the time-tested wisdom that leadership knowledge, skills and, competencies gained by training a group of nurses in the same organization rather than a single nurse are much more likely to result in genuine organizational transformation. It is the only text available to focus in depth on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization.

About the Author

Cynthia Armstrong Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Southern Region Programs, West Virginia University School of Nursing. She also serves as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Nursing Leadership Institute, a partnership between the WVU School of Nursing-Charleston Division and the CAMC Health Education Institute, which provides a 12-month leadership development program for teams of nurses in West Virginia. She is also Deputy Director, WV Rural Health Research Center, one of six rural health research centers funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Persily recently completed her second gubernatorial appointment as President, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.