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Substantive response. Please further discussion. End response with question.APA format175 – 265 wordsCite 2 referencesRespond to the following:Lanelle Griffiths5:55 PMTeamwork in health care is defined as two or more people working independently with a common purpose to solve problems and deliver services. Groups and teams impact health care organizations together and separately. A group of people is not necessarily a team. Groups may be categorized into three types. Primary groups are basic like family and they have powerful influence on it’s members like self-concept, attitudes and perceptions. The secondary groups are formed in adulthood which includes work, and professionals. They will influence attitudes and perceptions through various interactions. Then you have your reference groups that individuals can use as a “point of reference” in determining judgements, preferences and behavior patterns. Groups are usually voluntary where teams are health or social professionals who share an identity and work closely together in an independent and integrated manner. Teamwork and collaboration are especially essential to the care of patients in a decentralized health system and they work together to develop health promotion for diverse communities and instill disease prevention among patients . There is a need for teams to care for patients on every level on a daily basis. There are teams of care from the emergency room to the operating room and after care.I have worked in teams from the laboratory to the operating room. The most important thing I learned is that your team is only strongest as the weakest link. If blood samples were brought to the laboratory and the the specimen was not logged there would be a delay in results. If the specimen was logged immediately and the technician did not process it immediately, there would be a delay in results. We had to work together in a timely manner to effectively get the results to the departments.