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Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning. Chapter 1, ″The Healthcare Team Members: Who Are They and What Do They Do?″ This chapter introduces the concept of an interdisciplinary health care team, the professions that contribute, and the roles and functions of each. Additionally, a case study of a successful interdisciplinary approach is presented.iscussion: Interdisciplinary Teams This week, you′ve examined the rationale, form, and function of an interdisciplinary team in providing health care. As you′ve seen, members of an interdisciplinary team may come from a variety of professional backgrounds, depending on the needs of the patient, the setting in which care is provided, and the resources available. To prepare: For this Discussion, review the case study on pages 2–4 of your course text. Name two additional types of health professionals that could have been involved in the case. Provide a rationale as to why they should have been included. In your own words, explain why that professional is important to an interdisciplinary team and what you believe he or she would contribute.