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Healthcare Teamwork: Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2nd Edition Theresa J K Drinka

Healthcare Teamwork: Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2nd Edition

Theresa J K Drinka

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ISBN : 9781440835094
Hardcover
296 pages
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Currently, there is no coordinated system for training health-profession students to address the needs of patients with complex illnesses, nor is there a coordinated system for effectively delivering care to these patients. This book explores bothMoreCurrently, there is no coordinated system for training health-profession students to address the needs of patients with complex illnesses, nor is there a coordinated system for effectively delivering care to these patients. This book explores both sides of the problem, bringing interprofessional practice and education together to show how they are complementary--and how they can be integrated to provide better care.In many respects, this book is a personal account of the authors experience with interprofessional teamwork and education over the past 40 years. It discusses what works and what doesnt and includes interviews, examples, and case studies that illustrate the perspectives of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. This second edition illuminates ways in which todays business model has changed interprofessional healthcare team practice and education, and it examines the needs of patients relative to healthcare teams and practitioner education. An entire chapter is devoted to the patients position in relation to the team as both teacher and learner. The theoretical foundations of practice and education are highlighted, but the book also shares models that can be used for the practical development of programs.