Program Contents: 20 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2009
AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
In a health care setting, intricate ethical, moral, and professional obligations make the workplace particularly prone to conflict. Focusing specifically on aged care, this program examines the typical conflicts that can occur at work and the most productive ways to handle them. First, conflict is defined, and situations in which it is more likely to arise as well as indicators of forthcoming disagreements are outlined. Next, the five general styles of conflict are explained and the skills to manage any type of conflict are summarized. Then, behaviors that elicit resistance, such as blaming others and making threats, and those that elicit cooperation, such as making eye contact and displaying empathy, are reviewed.