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The team approach

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Limb Amputation

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Multidisciplinary clinical teams (MDCT) have developed gradually over many years. The earliest were found in psychiatric hospitals and in those caring for the mentally handicapped, but early examples can also be seen in the acute hospitals, where, for example, in the operating theatres such team work is essential. The need for the MDCT has developed as medicine and rehabilitation have both developed. Advances in science have widened the knowledge of aetiology and methods of investigation and treatment. New disciplines of staff have subsequently arisen in the light of these advances and their place and contribution is now unquestioned. Increasingly research, diagnosis, care and also treatment have become multidisciplinary (Batchelor and McFarlane, 1980a, b).

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Ham, R., Cotton, L. (1991). The team approach. In: Limb Amputation. Therapy in Practice. Springer, Boston, MA.

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