Collaboration In Healthcare

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In order for healthcare facilities to perform smoothly, collaboration between all departments must occur. When the continuity of collaboration is disrupted, it is imperative to identify and correct the disruption. The purpose of this paper is to review forms of collaboration and barriers in the healthcare setting between providers and patients. Forms of Collaboration Inside the façade known as the hospital is a multidisciplinary team working together to ensure the patient’s healthcare needs are being met (Ndoro, 2014). The nurse continuously evaluates the patient and lab to ensure pertinent information is given to the physician. While these are just a few of the layers within the healthcare setting, the layers intertwine to provide a common…show more content…
Occasionally, the primary nurse cannot meet the needs of all the patients he or she is assigned. When the primary nurse is tied up with one patient, a nurse whom is available will assist the primary nurse with any needs. The collaboration among team members prevents any delay or lapse in essential patient needs. The physician, physical therapist and nurse are a team of professionals caring for a patient from various departments but are working toward a common goal. The transdisciplinary teams share education between the various collaborations to ensure the patient is receiving appropriate care (Gordon, Corcoran, Bartley-Daniele, Sklenar, Sutton, & Cartwright, 2014). The nurse must be able to adhere to cultural beliefs, physician orders and patient’s needs while caring for the patient. The pharmacist and doctor are two common interprofessional teams collaborating together. In 2011, a interprofessional team consisting of professionals from the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Drug Director, Arkansas Medical Society, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, and State Medical Examiner office collaborated together to develop the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program (Smith, 2014). The interprofessional team’s goal was to decrease the amount of prescription drug abuse and misuse in Arkansas.…show more content…
According to Hanson and Carter (2014), without competence all other characteristics of collaboration will be unsuccessful. The APN is clinically competent when they share in developing goals, plans, and make decisions regarding a patient’s healthcare needs. The APN demonstrates interpersonal competence by maintaining open communication during normal and atypical situations. Healthcare providers share the common purpose of health promotion. The APN facilitates common purpose by collaborating with cohorts to improve health promotion (Hanson & Carter, 2014). The APN reinforces smoking cessation by educating and guiding patients to refrain from smoking use. By promoting smoking cessation, the APN collaborated with the nurse, physician, and patient to achieve health promotion. Trust and respect must be earned in order to be successful in any work environment. Collaboration cannot occur when there is no trust or respect between the various disciplinary teams (Hanson & Carter, 2014). The teams must trust the data collected was done in an ethical and unbiased manner. The teams must also respect individual specialties in order for advancements toward a common goal to

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