More collaboration in healthcare has many benefits – for patient care, healthcare reform and mental health of healthcare professionals.
What the medical profession needs is people who build bridges; people who work across the boundaries of organisations and facilitate collaboration; people who remind us that the sum of the whole is greater than its parts.
I’d encourage you to look at your own organisation and find opportunities to collaborate. Don’t accept non-collaborative cultures.
Find role models and like-minded people, people who talk about ‘we’ instead of ‘me’, share your knowledge and insights, and together take your organisational culture to the next level.