Identify a time when you had difficulty collaborating or experienced a conflict and a way you could have improved the situation?

1. Identify a time when you had difficulty collaborating or experienced a conflict and a way you could have improved the situation?

a. What method of conflict resolution was used in this situation? In retrospect was that the most effective method or would you try another in the same situation. Give your rationale for each.

b. Evaluate the situation and outcome. What went wrong, what were the factors involved, were the correct persons involved. Identify specifically what you might have done differently to obtain a more positive outcome in this situation. Give rationale.

c. How was power used/misused by you and by the others involved in this situation?

2. In the clinical setting, collaboration is becoming more common. How is collaboration fostered between various health care team members where you are employed?

3. How can local and national nursing associations help to foster collaboration among health care team members? What can be done to improve nurse/physician and nurse/care team members relationships and collaboration?