Interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative care

Pippa Hall, Maryse Bouvette, Kirsten Heilmann-Stille and Lynda Weaver

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:
Interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative care

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This chapter presents a case study to show the aimed-for skills, attitudes, and expertise necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice in palliative care. It looks at a number of questions such as: What are the current issues that need to be addressed for the patient and his family? How do you define a team? Why is teamwork important in this case? What type(s) of teamwork can you identify in the patient's acute care admission? How can this team communicate and collaborate, given that they are rarely in the same place at the same time? What to see if the team members were not working well together?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; interprofessional collaborative practice; teamwork; collaboration; patient care; cancer patients

Chapter.  4667 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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