Journal articlesAccountability in the multidisciplinary team

Accountability in the multidisciplinary team

01/12/07 | Service delivery | Courtney Lyder, David Leaper, Caroline McIntosh, Valerie Anne Henderson Anita Kilroy-Findley

Much has been written on the benefits of using multidisciplinary teams to achieve positive outcomes in health care. Both the prevention and healing of wounds also requires multiple disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing, dietary) working in concert to benefit the patient. A multidisciplinary team cannot work successfully if its members do not have good basic team skills. The need for all members of the team to be accountable not only to themselves but to the team is less understood. Hence, we will explore the importance of accountability in multidisciplinary teams in order to achieve optimal wound care.