Communication & Medicine, Vol 13, No 1 (2016)

Editorial: Team work and team talk as distributed and coordinated action in healthcare delivery

Srikant Sarangi
Issued Date: 8 Feb 2017


This special issue of Communication & Medicine is dedicated to the theme of teamwork and team talk in healthcare delivery.

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DOI: 10.1558/cam.32569


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