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Multi-professional teamwork

Pam Firth

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780198515814
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730498 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0008
Multi-professional teamwork

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This chapter discusses and provides a brief overview of the development of multi-professional working in hospitals and the community. It examines what is meant by teams and teamworking and looks at some of the reasons for conflict. The chapter also considers the development of hospices, specialist palliative care teams, and the ways these operate as systems. It looks at the challenges, opportunities, and dilemmas for multi-professional teamwork.

Keywords: multi-professional working; teams; teamworking; reasons for conflict; hospices; palliative care; multi-professional teamwork

Chapter.  6453 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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