Health Care Team Members

Health care teams are made up of different health professions depending on the context, and always include the patient and their family. Others, such as informal care givers, medical assistants, and community lay workers may also be included in the team. Regardless of who is on the health care team, it is the ability to work together and understand how each member is contributing to quality care that is important. Below are some roles from a sample health care team. Click on each role for a description and links to professional organizations associated with that profession.

Nursing Role
Physician Role
Pharmacy Role
Social Work Role