Teamwork — delegated or shared?

  • John D. Williamson
  • John Smith
  • David Brooks


The acceptance of the primary care health team idea raises the issues of the various members of the team working together. Delegation implies hierarchical levels, leaders, directives and responsibilities. It raises sensitive interprofessional issues and decisions on who is ‘boss’. Sharing implies greater equality and democratic associations between colleagues who respect one another. It raises the same pertinent issues as to who should act as leader and whether his/her role will be accepted by the others.


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  • John D. Williamson
  • John Smith
  • David Brooks

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