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Healthcare teams

Driven by the needs of the patient

Roles and responsibilities

Three healthcare professionals facing forwardWhen each member understands their own role and the roles of the other team members, they can share responsibility and authority appropriately.

  • Where scopes of practice within a team overlap, roles and responsibilities of each member should be clear and well-documented.
  • Each individual's role is defined by that person's training and competency.
  • Trainees may be part of the team and are expected to contribute to care at a level appropriate to their level of training.