Working as a member of a health team

Linda Portsmouth, Julia Coyle, Franziska Trede

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Health teams are found across the spectrum of health services, from hospitals to the community, and are recognised as a vehicle for health practitioners to work together to provide client services. There is considerable variation in team structure, size, and model of team practice, as these factors are dependent upon the health outcomes required, the availability of staff, and team practice capabilities of individual members. This chapter explores team composition, purpose and importance, as well as models of teamwork in health and methods of team communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating in the health sciences
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, VIC
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
EditionThird / 27
ISBN (Print)9780195579048
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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