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Interdisciplinary Care Starts With Respect for Colleagues

The responsibilities of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other members of the clinical care team are certainly different, but none is more or less important to patient care.

1 comments on "Interdisciplinary Care Starts With Respect for Colleagues"
gs (11/25/2013 at 11:01 AM)

This article is the sad reflection of short sighted interpretation of "interdiciplinary". There are many more relationships other than MD-RN. Many other diciplines require much more education in the sciences and arts. Although patient interaction is not as intense in other diciplines, recognition of the level of education, knowlede, expertise and experience in those diciplines is often overlooked or minimized by such lopsided interpretations of "interdiciplinary". Infuence of many other diciplines get bullied out of lopsided (by number or influence) teams. Until this sad reality is talked about and percetion of the health care 'team" is readjusted, we will not be able to gain true efficencies in healthcare that remain untapped.