Interprofessional collaboration case study
Interprofessional collaboration ensures that the healthcare teams have a common and agreeable approach to patient care and integrates individual professional competencies, common competencies, and interprofessional competencies. IPC in Ms. Jones's care would be essential in ensuring a patient-centered approach to care was ensured through teams discussing her needs and designing a caring approach that best addressed the patient's needs as well as considering those of her family(Kaba, Dubé, Charania & Donahue, 2018). In her care, the nursing and medical teams worked as two separate entities with the medical teams not directly in contact or putting into consideration the patient's family needs in care. Through interprofessional collaboration, the care teams could have been able to consider the patient's needs and effectively prioritize her needs as well as those of her mother/family.
Through better-defined roles among the healthcare providers, the process of delivering the care decisions to the patient could have been better managed to make it more patient-friendly as well as ensuring that it was within the family and patient's best interests (Brault et al. One advantage of IPC to me as a registered nursing student is that an interprofessional team approach would have enabled me to become a better professional partner by developing the confidence to articulate the nursing professional role within the interprofessional teams (Crawford, Gallagher, Harding, McKinlay & Pullon, 2016). According to Crawford, Gallagher, Harding, McKinlay & Pullon, (2016), to nurse students who engaged in interprofessional collaboration, had strengthened professional identify and had a better perception of teamwork in the delivery of healthcare.
The development of a sense of teamwork and clear professional identify would be imperative in my future practice and will strengthen my ability to work within teams as well as to actively participate within the interprofessional teams to positively impact care as well as in developing better healthcare policies and interventions. Nurses are often considered to be a support system within the healthcare teams despite the primary role they play in patient care. In ensuring patient-centered care, there ought to be a strong communication system and approach that ensures that all members of the team are informed of the patient needs, progress and the needs of their families who are critical in the delivery of care (Gonzalo, Wolpaw, Lehman & Chuang, 2014). Incorporating IPC in the management of Ms.
Jones would have enabled me as a registered nurse student to observe the key competencies of ICP and the communication approaches among the interprofessional teams caring for the patient. Learning about the interprofessional competencies and communication would be an important skill to develop as effective communication within the nursing care practice is a critical skill to ensuring better team coordination and in advocating for better patient care as well as in managing and balancing patient needs and those of their families (Hagemeier, Hess, Hagen & Sorah, 2014). Word count 924 References Bittner, C. Role Clarification Processes for Better Integration of Nurse Practitioners into Primary Healthcare Teams: A Multiple-Case Study. Nursing Research and Practice, 2014, 1-9. doi: 10. 1155/2014/170514 Crawford, R. , Gallagher, P. , Lehman, E. , & Chuang, C. Patient-Centered Interprofessional Collaborative Care: Factors Associated with Bedside Interprofessional Rounds.
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