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Teamwork in Palliative Care: Fulfilling or Frustrating?

Peter Speck


Teamwork is a complex but essential component of palliative care. The needs of people diagnosed with life threatening disease will vary greatly over time, and it is rarely possible for just one professional to be able to provide adequate care. In order to ensure an holistic approach, the whole multi-disciplinary team must be involved. Inevitable questions arise from such an approach, and this book seeks to address these. How does a team come into being? What different formats are there? How might the patient contribute to the effectiveness of their care and the way in which the team operates? ... More

Keywords: teamwork, palliative care, holistic approach, multi-disciplinary team, ethical issues, legal implications

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567745
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567745.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Speck, editor
Former Health Care Chaplain; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, King's College London, Department of Palliative Care and Policy, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School; Visiting Fellow, School of Psychology, Southampton University, UK
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