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Patient Participation in Palliative CareA voice for the voiceless$
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Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001

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Multi-professional teamwork

Multi-professional teamwork

(p.109) 8 Multi-professional teamwork
Patient Participation in Palliative Care

Pam Firth

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses and provides a brief overview of the development of multi-professional working in hospitals and the community. It examines what is meant by teams and teamworking and looks at some of the reasons for conflict. The chapter also considers the development of hospices, specialist palliative care teams, and the ways these operate as systems. It looks at the challenges, opportunities, and dilemmas for multi-professional teamwork.

Keywords:   multi-professional working, teams, teamworking, reasons for conflict, hospices, palliative care, multi-professional teamwork

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