Building Relationships Within a Therapeutic Team

Building Relationships Within a Therapeutic Team

Agata Pasternak (High School Economy, Poland)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3946-9.ch012

Abstract

This chapter describes how a therapeutic team is a term defining all qualified healthcare workers, who are actively participating in the treatment, care and rehabilitation processes of a patient. Depending on the type of department or institution where a patient is staying, he can come across numerous therapeutic teams. A therapeutic team consists of a group of people, who fulfil a treatment process together. Their cooperation may result on the most effective strategy to provide care, due to every member of a team being a source of information about the patient and his afflictions. Professional development of every member of a therapeutic team is an important component in improving quality of provided services, which effects the increase of a patient's satisfaction level. Therefore, its role is incredibly important. Moreover, professional development is a process that takes place during a human lifespan and is associated with activities, achievements, but also with existence, expression and self-realization.
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The Members Of A Therapeutic Team And Their Role In Taking Care Of A Patient

Working at the health service in the atmosphere of cooperation and professional co-responsibility, results in many positives for a patient. None of professional groups in a medical care cannot work individually, considering bio-psycho-social approach to an ill man (Kapała, 2007).

Modern model of a holistic care of a patient requires cooperation and professional co-responsibility of every member of the therapeutic team (Fejfer-Wirbał, Gładczuk, &Marcinowicz, 2013).

A therapeutic team is a term defining all qualified healthcare workers, who actively participate in a treatment process, care and rehabilitation of a patient. According to B. Jankowiak and A. Bartoszewicz ‘a therapeutic team is a group of people jointly implementing the treatment process’, whereas features of the team are:

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