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Currently, there are around 65,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. It is predicted that this number could reach 157, 883 by 2046 (O’ Shea, Cahill & Pierce, 2017). Dementia remains hugely undetected and under-diagnosed in Ireland. Internationally, we know that fewer than half of people with dementia ever receive a formal diagnosis. Receiving aContinue reading “Brain Smart: Start Minding your Mind”
Working together as an integrated team, HSCPs (Health and Social Care Professionals) can achieve immediate meaningful change for patients by collaboratively influencing and shaping improvements in our services. As the Senior Speech and Language Therapist in the Acute Stroke Team, I was acutely aware of the life changing impact early intervention from HSCPs has onContinue reading “Taking Our TEAM from Transactional to Collaborative”
Covid-19 is a threat to most teams and particularly to those delivering health care. Healthcare systems depend on teams working interdependently to coordinate safe care within a complex, high stakes work environment. So what gives some teams an edge over others? To understand this, we need to open the black box and recognise the nuancesContinue reading “Covid-19: is Psychological Safety our secret weapon in teams?”
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