The effect of the setting on the work of the team

Michaela Bercovitch*, Abraham Adunsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter examines the effect of the interdisciplinary setting on the work of a team in palliative care. Over the years, the interdisciplinary model for palliative care has proved itself as a viable and effective approach for the complex health needs of patients in general and those suffering from lifethreatening diseases in particular. However, there are many obstacles in the way of achievement of the interdisciplinary team goals. These include organizational structuralism, power relationships between health care professionals, and power relationships between health care professionals and their clients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeamwork in Palliative Care
Subtitle of host publicationFulfilling or Frustrating?
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730436
ISBN (Print)019856774X, 9780198567745
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2006


  • Interdisciplinary setting
  • Organizational structuralism
  • Palliative care
  • Patients
  • Power relationships
  • Teamwork


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