CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Creating a Team: A Systemic View on Collaboration among Health Care Providers and Medical Family Therapists

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Publication Title

Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education

ISSN

1075-1211

Volume

17

Issue/No.

1

First Page

28

Last Page

31

Abstract

The diverse issues affecting patients in the contemporary health care environment include physical concerns, psychosocial needs, and spiritual searching. Therefore, the appropriate quality of care can only be provided by the collaborative effort of a multidisciplinary team. Such health care is informed by the common goal of all members of the team and characterized by their willingness to delineate a common definition of the problem, to develop a united strategy, and to establish a clear understanding of their roles. This article offers an opportunity to explore how collaboration among health care providers can be successfully implemented and maintained in a variety of settings. In addition, the authors reflect on and clarify the role of the medical family therapist within the medical milieu.

DOI

10.1007/BF03355146

Peer Reviewed

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