Importance Of Collaborative Health Care

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CONCEPT 8: THE IMPORTANCE OF A COLLABORATIVE NURSING CARE
This concept is taken from Block 5, Module 9 which is entitled as “Collaborative health care”.
Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve business benefit (Aiim.org). Collaboration can also be referred to as cooperation or partnership.
8.1 Personal context
The word collaboration is vital in any health institution with health professionals from different fields because success or goals of the institutions are achieved with good collaboration. For a good collaboration to exist in a healthcare institution, there must be set objectives and people involved must have same interest in meeting the set objectives. There must be a good communication that is clear, honest and purposeful. A collaborative nursing practice involve cooperation with the nursing team, other health professionals and patients as well as their relations. In as much as nurse are always at the forefront of every healthcare, their nursing care for patients is not adequate without the help of other health team members because the health team work as a group using their individual techniques to achieve high standards in patients’ health outcomes. Good collaboration among nurses makes their work easier as it ensures continuity and prevents errors or mismanagement in patients’ health.
8.2 Social context
The shared goal among everyone working within a particular healthcare organization is that of quality
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