2. HEALTH TEAM
• It is defined as “ a group of persons who
share a common objectives determined by
community needs and toward the
achievement of which each member of the
team contributes in accordance with
her/his competence and skills, and
respecting the functions of the other.”
4. • THE PHYSICIAN: a physician is a person
who is legally authorised to practice
medicine. In hospital setting, the physician
is responsible for the medical diagnosis
and for determining the therapy
required by a person who is ill
5. • THE NURSE: number of personnel may
be involved in h A ealth team. The team
leader ‘head nurse’ is responsible for
delegation of duties to members
of her team and care given to
7. • PHYSIOTHERAPIST: The physiotherapist
provide assistance to patient who has
problem related to musculoskeletal system.
1. Assessing mobility and strength
2. Providing therapeutic measures
3. Teaching patients new skills and
8. • SOCIAL WORKER : Social worker
provide assistance to the family and
patient. He provide assistance in the
problems such as finances, counselling or
marital problems, adoption of children etc.
9. • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: The
occupational therapist assists patient with
some impairment of function to gain skills
as they relate to activities of daily living
and help with a skill that is therapeutic.
10. • LABORATORY TECHNICIAN:
examines and study specimens
such as urine, faeces, blood and
discharge from wound.
• RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST: assists
with wide variety of X-Ray procedures.
13. • HEALTH ASSISTANT: They supervise 6
health workers and cover the population of
Their functions include
• Maintaining human relation skills
14. • COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER: The
CHW is a member of the community and
play an important role in identifying a
community’s problems and in developing
15. • ASHA ( ACCREDIATED SOCIAL
ASHA is a social health activist in
community who will create awareness on
health. There should be 1 ASHA for 1000
16. • VILLAGE HEALTH GUIDE: The village
health guides are mostly women and this
scheme was started on 2nd oct. 1977.
They are chosen by the community in
which they work.
• They get training of 200 hours in 3
17. • TRAINED DIAS: Under the rural health
scheme the local dias are trained to
improve their knowledge. The training is
given at sub centre, PHC &CHC and in
community area for 30 days.
• They play a vital role in propagating small