Advisory Committee Chair
Advisory Committee Members
Anthony C Hood
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Executive Doctor of Science (DSc) School of Health Professions
During uncertainty, the optimum solution for work-related problems or patient care cases require the scopes of practice and competencies beyond a single profession. For this reason, the collaborative efforts of interprofessional teams are a widely used approach to patient care and medical decision making. The interdependency between healthcare professionals with varied expertise and input often lead to desired outcomes. Beyond the structure of the team, there are numerous cognitive processes at play that impact knowledge transfer in highly skilled teams that impact outcomes. Therefore, this dissertation will review relevant literature on two cognitive constructs – psychological safety and transactive memory systems – in order to propose a model that will be used to empirically investigate relationships that effect knowledge transfer and quality in interprofessional healthcare teams. More specifically, with the guidance of transactive memory theory, I plan to explain how transactive memory could potentially mediate the relationship between psychological safety and quality outcomes. I theorize that psychologically safe teams will have the environment necessary to develop a transactive memory system that could be reflected through favorable quality of care. In conclusion, the importance of this dissertation is that it explores the mechanism as to why and how psychological safety affects quality of care delivered by interprofessional teams.
Webb, Tera L., "The Role Between Transactive Memory Systems in the Relationship Between Psychological Safety & Quality in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams" (2022). All ETDs from UAB. 153.
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