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.
|Title of host publication||Chronic illness & disability|
|Subtitle of host publication||principles for nursing practice|
|Editors||Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|