chapter  4
Training an Interdisciplinary Team
ByNorma A. Wylie, Richard Day ringer, and Glen W. Davidson
Pages 23

Hospice care is possible only if there is a team which can apply the principles of hospice philosophy to patients’ needs. Adequate care cannot be accomplished by individuals. Rather, the work must be shared: shared with relatives, with members o f the health care staff and, as much as possible, with patients. In this chapter we share some of our experience in training both hospital acute care and hospice personnel. In so doing, we have delineated three particular areas in which we feel discussion is warranted: 1) a definition of the concept of an interdisciplinary team-, 2) an analysis of some of the problems with teamwork; and 3) a description of three levels of educational preparation.