Team Meetings To Improve Inter-Professional Communication

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It is inevitable that the multidimensionality of palliative care entails blurring of responsibilities. Team meetings allow for role socialization and clarification such that all providers can reach a balance between autonomy and collaboration while minimizing power struggles and increasing each other’s trust and respect (MacNaughton et al., 2013). Furthermore, team meetings resolve inter-team conflict, promote partnership, and improve inter-professional communication, all of which allow for higher levels of innovation and continuity in patient care (Yongwerth & Twaddle, 2011). Despite its benefits, a leader is generally appreciated by team members and this author believes that a patient navigator can leverage the team meetings as a leader
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