Are members of multidisciplinary teams in breast cancer aware of each other's informational roles?

Jenkins, V.A., Fallowfield, L. J. and Poole, K. (2001) Are members of multidisciplinary teams in breast cancer aware of each other's informational roles? Quality in Health Care, 10 (2). pp. 70-75. ISSN 0963-8172

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Abstract

AIM:

To conduct a commissioned survey of multidisciplinary breast team members' expectations of their own and each other's roles in providing different kinds of information to women with breast cancer.

DESIGN:

Questionnaire based survey.

SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS:

Health professionals from five multidisciplinary breast care centres within a Sussex health authority.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Interdisciplinary awareness of informational roles played by different team members.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

The results of the team survey suggest that, in most cases, health professionals fulfilled the roles expected of them by the team, with two or three individuals identified as the main providers of information for each topic. However, many more professionals were involved in major discussions without the team's knowledge. The professional consistently playing a major "unseen" role was the breast nurse specialist.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Communications, Health Care, Information, Medical Professions, National Health Service, Quality Programmes, Team Building, Teamwork
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
Depositing User: Jil Fairclough
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 12:44
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7556
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