Collaboration acts as the cornerstone of success for almost every team or group. As a result, Interprofessional collaboration develops the same benefits of collaboration. The most recent Interprofessional collaborative that I have been involved in was educating the community as well as patients in the hospital the benefits of proper dental care. The objective to collaborate developed when a mother brought in her ten years old son who had a hearing problem to a medical hospital. After precise examination, the doctor noted that the boys hearing problem was brought about by improper removal of teeth, which impaired his hearing process.
The people involved in the Interprofessional collaboration practice were the doctor who examined the patient. A dentist whose role was to explain the complications of unprofessional tooth removal. The mother to the patient what man involvement was to spread the knowledge to other community members. A pharmacists, nurses as well as some two heads of community health policy. With the mania mi being to educate the patient as well as the community of the benefits of professional teeth removal.
My Involvement and Response
I particularly, acted as a nurse to the patient as well as an educative peer in the collaborative process. On the other hand, I never thought Interprofessional collaboration was as effective as was the case in this collaboration process. This is because without the Interprofessional collaboration the patient’s safety was in danger and more likely other members of the community since the mother did not understand the main cause of the child’s illness, which means that other family members could still face the same problem
How Is Communication-Related To Interprofessional Collaboration
According to Falk, (2016), communication plays the central role in coordinating and establishing the professionals involved together. Moreover, through effective communication, the team’s primary agenda is achieved for example though asking the patient questions such as, was the educative platform helpful? Or what they have learned from the collaboration practice.
How Patient Satisfaction and Outcome are related to Interprofessional Collaboration
The primary aim of the interprofessional collaboration is to improve the quality of service delivered to each patient. This is because over time the medical industry is becoming more complex as well as more diverse with regards to doctor’s role and also patient’s needs. As a result rough the collaboration process the patient is able to achieve there needed assistance and on the other hand, educated about the problem by qualified practitioners which in turn improves patient satisfaction. Conclusively, interprofessional collaboration positively impacts the patient’s outcome which later improved service delivery
Future Aspects as a Nurse
As a future nurse, the experiences gained through the interprofessional collaboration will go a long way in improving my services delivery practice to the patient because of the knowledge gained from the exercises. Moreover, the collaborative involvement developed the need and importance of communication between all stockholders in the health care services as well as the need to have effective and efficient technological equipment’s which help in coordinating the team’s activities and progress. On the other hand, I learned the need to understand a patient not only by the presented illness but also there background with regards to the current disease.
Falk, A. L. (2016). Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care. Linköping University Electronic Press.