Interprofessional practice improves health care delivery through the use of knowledge and skills of health care professionals. Interprofessional practice is an advantage for healthcare professionals because it improves communication among health care professionals. Interprofessional practice also includes collaboration. It includes collaboration of health care professionals from different backgrounds meet, interact, learn and practice with the client. Collaboration which is a part of Interprofessional practice is powerful in a way that it achieves satisfactory health outcomes.
Introduction We live in a world that revolves around collaborating with others. At a young age, we are exposed to working together and this continues into the workforce. The majority of jobs involve cooperation amongst co-workers to be successful (). Health professionals use interprofessional collaboration(IPC) on a daily basis. The Canadian Nurse Association (CNA) defines IPC as working with other health professionals to come up with ethical situations to provide care for patients.
“ PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE” 2 Professionalism is important in all aspects of customer service and the main concept of nursing practice. It includes a desire to learn, self-discipline, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, team collaboration, ethics, and values (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, p. 345). Acceptance and compassion are the main parts of the safe environment, nurses have to provide to patients. As a new nurse, it 's important to develop good work ethics and treat each individual with dignity and respect (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp. 345-350).
Amongst all healthcare workers, the correct implication of inter-professional communication is integral in ensuring the best possible outcome for patients. The implication of effective communication between health care team members is just as important to safe, caring and effective patient care as the promotion of therapeutic communication between nurse and patient. Communication is a major part of a nurse’s role and they have to have varied communication skills in order to effectively communicate with the different sorts of professionals that they come across within the health setting. Although, there can be barriers for achieving effective inter-professional collaboration that range from culture barriers to personal beliefs. If these barriers
Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues. Nurses should see that the question that need to be addressed are asked and the information needed for informed decision-making is available and provided. Nurse should actively promote the collaborative multi-disciplinary planning required to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality health services to all persons who have needs for health care. Intra-professional collaboration within nursing is fundamental to effectively addressing the health needs of patients and the public. Nurses engaged in non-clinicals roles, such as administration or research, while not providing direct care, nonetheless are collaborating in the provision of care through their influence and direction of those who do.
Interprofessional collaboration involves a continuous interaction and knowledge sharing between professionals that will help improve patient care and outcomes. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2011) describes four competency domains to include: 1. Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice 2. Roles and Responsibilities 3. Interprofessional Communication 4.
Physicians and Hospitals go hand in hand when it comes to the medical care of patients, and it is this relationship that allows the patients to receive the care they need and deserve. It is also this relationship that we as health care administrators need to understand. In order to fully understand this relationship we need to define the concept of the integrated physician model. We also need to explain the importance of clinical integration in the strategic planning process, and the dynamics of and controversies surrounding accountable care organizations and alternative approaches to the current health system. I will also explain the advantages and disadvantages for hospitals and physician’s models.
6.3 Collaborative Practice According to the definition by WHO, collaborative practice is when several health-related workers from different background working together with patients, their families, caregivers, and community to provide the top quality of care14. Collaboration between pharmacists and other health care professionals can be from simple contact to the chief member of a multidisciplinary team. This practice amalgamates pharmacists into a healthcare team to improve patient outcome. In 2013, the “Statement on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice” by World Health Profession Alliance stated that the collaboration between professionals across health problems can lower the rise of AMR4. 6.3.1 Collaboration Model between Professionals14-15
Comprehensive PHC is all about helping the community which is the main reason why I would like to base my work on this system. Giving back to the community and ensuring that every person has basic health care will benefit the community and the country in moving forward and building this country to be a better place to live in. I feel excited that I can be a part of this yet also, anxious and intimidated because it is not an easy thing to do and it will take a lot of hard work and determination. This will affect my behaviour in the future as I will have to change certain things about myself. For example, I would have to change my attitude.
“Using recent examples from practice critically discuss how inter-professional communication can impact on service user safety” Introduction: The team work among the professionals of different healthcare departments and among other professional departments is getting more common. It is becoming essential that healthcare providers should work with the professionals of other health disciplines in order to improve health facilities and educate the clients. (Pecukonis, 2008). Along with the benefits and positive features of inter-professional collaboration there are some challenges too that may hinder the work, and healthcare institutions are looking forward to teach students about inter-professional communication to mediate the challenges. (McNair, 2005).