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Multidisciplinary working 

Multidisciplinary working
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Multidisciplinary working
Author(s):

Anna Spathis

, Helen E. Davies

, Sara Booth

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199564033.003.010
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date: 20 August 2019

Introduction 212

Principles of service development 214

Practicalities of service development 216

Respiratory and palliative care joint working 222

Contributions from allied health professionals 224

Further reading 226

In order to achieve holistic care and meet the complex needs of patients with advanced progressive respiratory disease, teamwork is essential and a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach is fundamental to ensure the delivery of best quality care. A coordinated approach is of paramount importance, requiring effective liaison between the patient, the patient's family and carers, and health and social work professionals from within the NHS, independent, or voluntary sectors....

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