Role of the interdisciplinary/​multidisciplinary team

Sheree. M. S. Smith, Annette James, Geoffrey Mitchell, Michelle Bissett, Lee Zakrzewski, Anthony Wright, Susan Balandin, Michelle LINCOLN, Mark Hughes

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This chapter describes the contemporary roles of health professionals in caring for individuals with a chronic illness and/or disability. Every health professional plays an important role in the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team. The scope of practice implemented by these health professionals is also presented. The very nature of chronic illness and/or disability demands that health professionals from a diversity of disciplines work collaboratively to manage the complexity and variety of health issues that arise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChronic illness &​ disability
Subtitle of host publicationprinciples for nursing practice
EditorsEsther Chang, Amanda Johnson
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780729581615
ISBN (Print)9780729541619
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    Smith, S. M. S., James, A., Mitchell, G., Bissett, M., Zakrzewski, L., Wright, A., Balandin, S., LINCOLN, M., & Hughes, M. (2014). Role of the interdisciplinary/​multidisciplinary team. In E. Chang, & A. Johnson (Eds.), Chronic illness &​ disability: principles for nursing practice (2 ed., pp. 16-37). Elsevier.