The nurse plans for the discharge of an elderly client with angina associate with coronary artery disease. The client discloses that they live on the fifth floor of an apartment complex that does not have an elevator. The nurse decides to contact which member of the health care team?
Objective: Describe the functions and purposes of the health care agencies outlined in this chapter.
Rationale: The health care team is composed of nurses, physicians, case managers, dentists, dietitians, occupational therapists, paramedical technologists, pharmacists, physical therapists, podiatrists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, social workers, spiritual support persons, and unlicensed assistive personnel. Each specialty has an important role in assisting the client to become more independent.