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What is the role of team leader in a geriatric interdisciplinary team?

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Koei Cheng
28 July 2021
What is the role of team leader in a geriatric interdisciplinary team?

What is the role of team leader in a geriatric interdisciplinary team?

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Heather Ko
28 July 2021

Hope this is helpful.

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Koei Cheng
28 July 2021

Thank you for your opinion.

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Heather Ko
28 July 2021

Geriatric interdisciplinary teams are located in a variety of settings, such as acute care, outpatient or long-term care. The team leadership varies with the setting. As an example, the physician might lead the team in a geriatric assessment center and a nurse might lead the team in the long-term care setting. Regardless, strong leadership is essential for optimal functioning of the team. Effective skills of a strong team leader include facilitating the discussion during team meetings, summarizing complex discussion and diplomatically addressing conflicts. In addition, the successful leader practices effective time management and ensures the establishment and follow through on next steps in the care plan.

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