Case management is experiencing rapid growth and evolutionary transition. This article explores the diversity and richness of case management models found in practice. Interdisciplinary communication in case management programs can be facilitated by an awareness of discipline-specific definitions and models. A categorization of models is described as a device to stimulate multidisciplinary case management collaboration.
Diane L. Huber, PhD, RN, FAAN, CNAA, is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. She is one of the 18 elected commisioners of the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
Address for reprints: Diane L. Huber, PhD, RN, FAAN, CNAA, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, 2748 Hidden Valley Trail NE, Solon, IA 52333-9551; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org