WHS Health Science students learned the importance of of teamwork in the health care setting. Health Science is the first course in the WHS Health Care Academy sequence. Tara Mulcahy gave students marshmallows, spaghetti and a challenge to learn the value of teamwork.
When caregivers work together in a hospital, there are benefits for the employees, the patients and the health-care facility. Patients receive more thorough care when providers collaborate, and the providers can concentrate on their areas of expertise, knowing they are part of a team looking after the whole patient. Quality of care improves and in the end, hospitals save money with effective team care.