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.
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.
As shortages in the health care system continually increase, the media and government leaders frequently emphasize the problem lies in the lack of health care providers available to manage the system. The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (2008) states that the problem is not simply solved by producing and admitting more health professional students, but by “changing the way health services are delivered and the manner in which providers interact with each other” (p. 7). As a future registered nurse going into the largest profession in the health system, I can expect to always be a member of a collaborative team. Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is the “process of developing and maintaining effective interprofessional working
Generally people might not think of professionalism as important when dealing with fellow co-workers but simple courtesies such as greeting others with a smile, respecting co-workers privacy by not spreading gossip and giving your undivided attention to someone when they are speaking to you speak loudly to others as signs of being a professional. These days professionalism with co-workers also involves being mindful of what you post on social media. Work related rants or disparaging remarks about fellow co-workers is unquestionably unprofessional. Ordinarily professionalism is a self-motivated skill set, yet it can also involve stepping in and helping a co-worker self-reflect and improve their professionalism for the good of the whole team. Accordingly, "unprofessional behavior in a medical setting is disruptive to the concept of teamwork, and even if it does not pose an immediate threat to a patient, any behavior that results in people not working well together can lead to a dangerous situation."
“ 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).
Interpersonal skills in the healthcare industry are very important because it leaves a first impression of who you are. Interpersonal skills are those essential skills involved in dealing with and relating to other people, largely on a one- to-one basis and Interpersonal skills are important tools and the medical profession should aim to acquire and develop them (Libyan, 2007). It is also important to note is your appearance and your attitude is good for building of trust between health workers professionals and their clients. Interpersonal skills are applied in the healthcare environment on a daily basis. Some good qualities of interpersonal skills in the health care profession are nonverbal communications, dealing with conflict, decision making and problem solving.
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.
“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).
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