ERIC Number: ED235508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Health Team Literature: A Review and Application with Implications for Communication Research.
Gifford, Carol J.
Health communication, gerontology/geriatrics, and the interdisciplinary team approach to health care are considered together in this paper as a critical field for communication research. The first section of the paper offers a definition of interdisciplinary health care teams, then reviews their goals, composition, history and training. The second section explains how the team approach is applicable to geriatrics, while the third section reviews the literature evaluating interdisciplinary teams, listing both positive and negative findings, of which the most significant is the need for better team communication. The fourth section raises issues for further research and evaluation by health care and communications professionals working together. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Health Care Teams
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Ocean City, MD, April 27-30, 1983).