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The interdisciplinary team approach to providing health care has been advocated by nursing and medicine for almost thirty years; the concept is today more enticing than ever. Yet, no systematic theory or empirical data have supported such advocacy. Study of a large teaching hospital revealed the visions and goals of nursing and medicine to be more dissonant than congruent. Understanding “cultural” differences between professions is a first step toward effective collaboration.
Author(s): Helena Temkin-Greener
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Volume 61, Issue 4 (pages 641–658) Published in 1983
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