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Table 1 Features of the IPC model

From: Rapid spread of complex change: a case study in inpatient palliative care

Interdisciplinary team Consists of physician, nurse, social worker, and chaplain
Consults with patient and family as a team for 1-2 hours in the hospital to identify the entire range of issues: medical, social, emotional, and spiritual
Available on site Monday through Friday, by phone weekends and evenings for patient, family, and other clinical staff
Consultative approach Team consults with patient, family, and attending physician
Team does not assume care for patient; team supports hospitalist and other clinical staff treating the patient