Setting Up an Integrative Medicine Team
Integrative medicine demands practitioners work together as a team and requires common goals, good communication, and, for many, ongoing education and challenging changes in practice. In this chapter we review the general organization and components of a treatment team and contemplate how these interdisciplinary roles may be organized in the treatment of a complex patient. We will describe the processes and characteristics of an effective team and discuss ways to implement a team. Finally, this chapter explores the qualifications for and challenges of leadership within a team-based decision-making model.
KeywordsOrganizational psychology Team dynamics Interdisciplinary teams Leadership Treatment team
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