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Interdisciplinary Collaboration — The Vocabulary of Health Professionals in Multi-Professional Teams

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Abstract

Working as a team in a health care setting has several benefits to health care, not only for the clients but also for the individual health professionals and the health care provider. Kouzes & Pozner (1987) define a “team” as “a group of equally important people collaborating, developing cooperative goals, and building trusting relationships to achieve shared goals”. Good communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, networking and brainstorming are the staples of a team that delivers good care efficiently.

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© Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2009

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