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Problem Solving for the Interdisciplinary Team

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand effective problem-solving strategies for working within an interdisciplinary team


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. List three (3) steps of problem solving.
  2. Identify the five (5) terms associated with the SMART technique of creating solutions.
  3. List three (3) considerations when evaluating a plan.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge associated with problem solving for the interdisciplinary team by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Don Gordon, BS, MDiv, Dmin

Don is the founder and CEO of Christians Caring for Creation, Inc. and currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to that he served for 35 years in pastoral ministry in Virginia and North Carolina. He earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary (PCUSA), a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Campbell University, where he was a four-year lettermen and captain of the men‘s tennis team. He did further graduate studies in Mathematics at N.C. State University. Don has authored several books in the fields of church history, spiritual formation, and children’s religious education. Since 2018 he has authored several curricula related to spiritual care, leadership, and ethics for the Healthcare Academy. He has recently served on the Board of Trustees for Campbell University in North Carolina and the Board of Directors for The Baptist Center for Ethics in Nashville, Tennessee. Don has spent many hours offering spiritual care in hospitals, hospice care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities with many people he knew well or not at all, including his mother who lived for five years in such an environment.

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Problem Solving for the Interdisciplinary Team


Long-term care facilities operate under a team concept, with interdisciplinary members contributing to concerns and issues that may arise. The ability to work within a team is necessary. This course will introduce the learner to concepts associated with successfully working within a team.

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