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Collaborative care

Collaborative care refers to several partners working together to deliver health care. While the intent is cooperative interaction, conflict may arise when the various parties differ on what they think is best for the patient.

CMA policies

Joint statement on preventing and resolving ethical conflicts involving health care providers and persons receiving care (1999, most recent; joint effort of the boards of directors of the Canadian Healthcare Association, Canadian Nurses Association and Catholic Health Association of Canada)

Scopes of practice (2001, most recent; jointly with Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Pharmacists Association)

Joint statement on scopes of practice (2003, most recent; jointly with Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Pharmacists Association)

Additional resources

Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative