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Multi-professional teamwork in human services: The mutual shaping of professional identity and team activities
Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Health Organization & Management, ISSN 1477-7266, E-ISSN 1758-7247, Vol. 32, nr 5, s. 741-759Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper investigates the prospects and difficulties of multi-professional teamwork in humanservices from a professional identity perspective. The purpose of this paper is to explore the mutual interplaybetween professional identity formation and team activities.

Design/methodology/approach – This is a process study of two cases of multi-professional teamwork infamily care. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with team members and managers. The analysisfollows a stepwise approach alternating between the individual and team levels.

Findings – In showing the mutual interplay between teamwork processes and individual identity formation,the study contributes knowledge on professional identity formation of mature professionals; in particularshowing how unique individual identification processes have different consequences for multi-professionalteam activities. Further, alternative shapes of interplay between individual identity formation and team-levelprocesses are identified.

Research limitations/implications – Despite the fact that the sample is small and that collaborationintensity was relatively low, the paper succeeds in conceptualising the links between professional identityformation and multi-professional teamwork.

Practical implications – In managing multi-professional teams, team composition and the team’s earlydevelopments seem determining for whether the team will reach its collaborative intentions.

Originality/value – This paper is original in its exploration of the ongoing interplay between individualidentity formation and multi-professional team endeavours. Further, the paper contributes knowledge onmature professionals’ identity formation, particularly concerning individual variation within and betweenprofessional groups.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. Vol. 32, nr 5, s. 741-759
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Collaboration, Professional identity, Human services, Multi-professional teamwork
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Företagsekonomi
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företagsekonomi; hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151505DOI: 10.1108/JHOM-03-2017-0062ISI: 000443420800007PubMedID: 30175677Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052673311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-151505DiVA, id: diva2:1245792
Tillgänglig från: 2018-09-06 Skapad: 2018-09-06 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-03-24Bibliografiskt granskad

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