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Description, Evaluation, Modeling and Improvement of Knowledge Acquisition in Transdisciplinary Health Care Teams: A Review of Literature

Author: Jesús Ibarra-Jiménez, Md, MMEd

Primary Advisor: James P. Turley, PhD, RN

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Masters thesis, The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.


A dilemma emerges as clinicians face the complexities of patient care: an increase in specialization of health professionals and an increase in challenges to collaboration between specialists. In many facilities, the response to complex patient care is to group different professionals together as health care teams.   The aim of this paper is to conduct a review of the published literature to understand how transdisciplinary teams of health professionals acquire and use biomedical knowledge.