The experience of team assessment of an elderly person is examined closely, focusing on the usual taken-for-granted ways in which health professionals interact with one another. The process of interdisciplinarity is distinguished from multidisciplinarity and from transdisciplinarity and the five elements of interdisciplinarity are outlined. A case study follows illustrating how these similar processes would be carried out with a given client. The suggestion is made that multidisciplinarity is rarely useful but that true interdisciplinarity at its best provides the client with a thorough evaluation and plan, and highly integrated care. Transdisciplinarity is briefly identified as a process whereby professional boundaries not only blend for the good of the whole, but in which also team members feel empowered by the contribution of other colleagues.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation