Cooperation-working together to produce mutual benefit or attain a common purpose-is almost inseparable from the quest for improvement.
Although the case for cooperation can be made on ethical grounds, neither the motivation for nor the effects of cooperation need to be interpreted solely in terms of altruism.
Cooperation can be a shrewd and pragmatic strategy for accomplishing personal goals in an interdependent system.
Earlier papers in this series have explored the conceptual roots of modern approaches to improvement, which lie in systems theory.
To improve systems, we must usually attend first and foremost to interactions.
Among humans, « better interaction » is almost synonymous with « better cooperation. » Physicians have ample opportunities and, indeed, an obligation to cooperate with other physicians in the same or different specialties, with nurses and other clinical workers, with administrators, and with patients and families.
Many intellectual disciplines have made cooperation an object of study.
These include anthropology ; social psychology ; genetics ; biology ; mathematics ; game theory ; linguistics ; operations research ; economics ; and, of course, moral and rational philosophy. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Coopération, Organisme scientifique, Facteur qualité, Méthodologie, Communication information, Relation professionnelle, Multidisciplinaire, Médecin, Homme, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cooperation, Scientific organization, Q factor, Methodology, Information communication, Professional relation, Multidisciplinary, Physician, Human, Public health organization
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Cote : 98-0320864
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 27/11/1998.