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“A team is a group with a specific task or  tasks, the accomplishment of which requires the interdependent and  collaborative efforts of its members” (Wise, Beckhard, Rubin, &  Kyte, 1974, p. 73). Grumbach and Bodenheimer (2004, p. 1249) identified  five key elements of team building and explained that a cohesive,  organized team must have “clear goals with measurable outcomes, clinical  and administrative systems, division of labor, training, and  communication.” Teamwork brings together diverse knowledge and skills  and can result in professional collaboration and cost-effective quality  service.
Despite evidence that teams may  enhance patient care, working on an interdisciplinary health care team  can be challenging. For example, a member may be threatened by the  notion of giving up some of his or her professional autonomy to the  group effort, or there may be a lack of confidence and trust in the  opinions and decisions of individuals from other disciplines. It  requires skill and flexibility to coordinate and collaborate with  multiple professionals who possess different backgrounds and areas of  expertise toward a common goal: improving the delivery of services to  patients.
To prepare for this Assignment,  select a discipline of medical social work of interest to you. Then,  read the assigned case study and think about how a team would care for  or provide service to the identified client.
Case study:
Claire  is a 60-year-old Caucasian female. She has been married to her husband  for 35 years and has two grown children. She has been admitted to the  hospital for a double mastectomy due to her recent breast cancer  diagnosis. Claire and her family remain unclear about her prognosis.
By Day 7
In a 4.5 page paper:

Summarize the patient population (age, gender, ethnicity or race, medical condition or diagnosis) that the case study features.
Describe the discipline of medical social work that you chose.
Explain the primary roles and responsibilities of a social worker in the discipline that you chose.
Devise an interdisciplinary team in the discipline you chose for the patient in the assigned case study.
Define the roles of other members of the interdisciplinary health care team in that discipline.
Explain how you might collaborate with the members of the health care team.
Explain the essential values that are common to the members of an interdisciplinary team to patient care.
Describe the challenges you might encounter while working with an  interdisciplinary health care team. Then, explain strategies you would  employ to address the challenges.
Explain how the challenges you identified might negatively affect  the patient and the patient’s family in the assigned case study.  Finally, explain how you might work with the patient, the patient’s  family, and other stakeholders in providing optimal health care. Cite  your response using external scholarly resources.
Provide examples of resources the social worker might use for patients in this area.

Support your Assignment with specific references to resources, using appropriate APA format and style

 
Dando, H. H., & Finlon, C. J. (2003). Social work in an interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS program. In B. I. Willinger & A. Rice (Eds.), A history of AIDS social work in hospitals: A daring response to an epidemic (pp. 229–238). New York, NY: Haworth Press.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 
Beder, J., & Postiglione, P. (2013). Social work in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) System: rewards, challenges, roles and interventions. Social Work in Health Care, 52(5), 421–433.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Berkman, B. J. (2011). Seizing interdisciplinary opportunities in the changing landscape of health and aging: A social work perspective. Gerontologist, 51(4), 433–440. Retrieved from http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/4/433.full.pdf
Seizing interdisciplinary opportunities in the changing landscape of health and aging: a social work perspective by Berkman, B. J. in The Gerontologist, 51/4. Copyright 2011 by the Gerontological Society. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Maramaldi, P., Sobran, A., Scheck, L., Cusato, N., Lee, I., White, E., & Cadet, T. J. (2014). Interdisciplinary medical social work: A working taxonomy. Social Work in Health Care, 53(6), 532-551. doi:10.1080/00981389.2014.905817
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Mitchell, P., Wynia, M., Golden, R., McNellis, B., Okun, S., Webb, C. E., … Von Kohorn, I. (2012). Core principles & values of effective team-based health care [Discussion paper]. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine.
Mitchell, P., Wynia, M., Golden, R. (2012, October). Core principles & values of effective team-based health care. Retrieved from the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences website: http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2012/Discussion-Papers/VSRT-Team-Based-Care-Principles-Values.pdf
Minetti, A. (2011). Working together. An interdisciplinary approach to dying patients in a palliative care unit. Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(12), 715-718.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Partnership for Health in Aging. (2011). Position statement on interdisciplinary team training in geriatrics. An essential component of quality healthcare for older adults. Retrieved from http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/pha/PHA_Full_IDT_Statement.pdf

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