Interdisciplinary collaboration: working in teams for patient care

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Submitted by Jill Romeo on Sep 6, 2023 - 1:34am CDT

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Book Chapter

Summary: In New Zealand, doctors work in collaborative interdisciplinary teams, particularly in the management of patients with long-term and complex conditions, and have an important role in supporting the further development of collaborative models of care. There are models of shared care between disciplines, across health sectors, including a range of health and professional groups as well as partnering with patients, family and whānau. Within teams, role clarification is necessary together with the building of professional trust in other disciplines’ specialist skills.

McKinlay, E.
Gray, B.
Pullon, S.