If you are a diabetic who wishes to have a group therapy session with other people, you should consider working together to develop a team care arrangements. This is usually done with the help of a medical practitioner and a health care team including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and other health specialists.
Team Care Arrangements
When the patient decides that he or she would benefit from having another health care provider or an allied health professional in giving ongoing care, a team care agreement will usually be prepared. The patient and doctor will agree to a written treatment plan involving your team. Your doctor will first ask for the patient’s approval regarding the treatment plan. After the patient has given his or her approval, your doctor and the team can then work on developing your treatment plan. Your health care team will then discuss how they intend to administer and distribute the medication and whether or not any changes will be made. All aspects of the plan will then be agreed upon by both your health care team and your doctor.
Team care arrangements work in a variety of circumstances where there is a need for ongoing care for a patient with diabetes. In addition to this type of treatment plan, some people are happy to have their medications monitored by someone outside the hospital. These plans generally involve a monthly payment to the health care team, which can vary depending on the type of plan.