Like many provinces and countries, Nova Scotia is shifting from a traditional patient-doctor setting to Collaborative Interdisciplinary Care Teams. The teams look different in different communities and may include doctors, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses, paramedics, and/or mental health workers. They work together in collaborative emergency centres (CECs), collaborative care clinics, and community health centres
By working together, these professionals can provide timely, appropriate, responsive, comprehensive care that promotes good health and enhances the quality of life for Nova Scotians.
Collaborative Care teams help Nova Scotians to see the right provider at the right time and place. They offer a more timely and holistic approach to care.