Introduction: At university hospitals worldwide medical teachers find it difficult to get medical students to rise to the occation as leader of emergency medical teams. Lack of leadership ultimately has a negative effect on patient mortality. Knowledge and research in the last 30 years does not offer any useful solution for teaching workable leadership training. Although non-verbal communication has an impact on communication between individuals it has had very little attention.
In the past two hundred years orchestral conductors have been trained in non-verbal communication to lead and coordinate teams. Conductors, therefore, might have the required competence that is called for to optimize leadership in medical teams.
Aim of the study: To optimize leadership behavior in emergency medical teams. Endpoint: to reduce patient mortality in acute clinical situations.
Research Question: Is it possible to strengthen the communication of clinical team leaders by teaching/transferring an orchestral conductor's nonverbal communication skills with the aim of improving collaboration of the team in the treatment of acute patients?
The following subprojects in the PhD work planned:
Research Grant from Nordsjællands Hospital, June 2017