Dr John Sammut talks to James about teamwork. Together, they’ll cover the role of patients in the team, and the importance of multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings for effective communication within the healthcare setting. Communication is key to ensure effective teamwork is taking place. This is because the biggest threat to effective, safe, high-quality patient care is poor or a lack of communication. Moreover, MDT and interdisciplinary team meetings are effective for improving communication in a healthcare setting.
In this podcast, you will learn more about MDTs, different team meeting structures and how to manage team communications more effectively.
Summary Writer: Jeffrey Duncan
Script Writer: John Sammut
Editor: John Sammut
Interviewee: John Sammut
John Sammut is a Senior Emergency Physician with over 25 years’ experience in clinical practice. He has a passion for compassionate, patient-centered care, communication in teams and education of junior staff.
John worked with the Clinical Excellence Commission for over 5 years (2010-2015) contributing to a variety of committees and programs such as:
Furthermore, he works as Director of the ICU, as an Emergency Physician and as Executive Clinical Director at Canterbury Hospital. John is also on the NSW Medical Council, and Chair of the Performance Committee.
With Dr John Sammut, Director of ICU, Senior Emergency Physician, Executive Clinical Director, Canterbury Hospital, Sydney, Australia
“The single biggest problem in communication is the allusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw.
You are a junior doctor commencing work as a busy Respiratory team intern. You are attending a multidisciplinary team meeting and know that these meetings are key to effective patient flow.
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