Many health settings today appreciate the role of interprofessional collaboration because of the advantages that come with adopting the technique[WU1] . West et al. (2017) [WU2] describe interprofessional collaboration as the collective engagement of various professional healthcare workers working closely with communities, caregivers, and families to consider and interact with each other’s unique views in providing high quality of care. Interprofessional collaboration could also refer to the coordinate care or attention to patients by a collaborative group of health workers. It entails consulting with various professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, or any other health worker who has the appropriate skills and techniques to facilitate the treatment plan. [WU3] My work setting is family health practice, and professionals in the facility show evident practice of interprofessional collaboration. Different groups of professionals, including practitioners from the workplace violence prevention team, infectious disease team, and substances abuse team who all work as a unit to deliver the desired outcomes. Other professionals at the facility who work together with the motive of delivering outcomes that impress workers, include obstetrics, gynecologist, nutritionist, and a psychiatric. All these teams function as a unit because the practice provides the chance to address medication blunders, advance patient experience, and provide the most appealing and satisfying patient outcomes, all which contribute towards reducing healthcare costs. The clinical setting also helps the facility to save much money by regulating operational inefficiencies and workflow redundancies. [WU4] Consequently, the facility and each professional try to abide by regulations that would make it easy to achieve the desired outcomes, including setting clear goals and objectives that every person on the team strives to achieve, practicing clear and open communication, and effective decision-making practices. Interprofessional collaboration contributes towards delivering an outcome that impresses everyone in terms of promoting compassion, advocacy, resilience, and EBP. [WU5]
The interprofessional team support at the facility plays essential functions in promoting compassion at the place of work. [WU6] Interprofessional collaboration may contribute towards building compassion at the clinical setting by promoting empathy towards the person receiving care for the pain and suffering they are encountering which is important to the patient’s well-being (West et al. 2017). Interprofessional collaboration provides the chance to achieve compassion because it is possible to form stronger ties with the patient and members of their family. Working as a team provides an opportunity to react to query by the patient and respond to all questions asked to the best of the practitioners’ abilities (West et al. 2017). The collaborative approach has offered an opportunity to build a compassionate culture that listens to others, appropriately communicating, and by showing respect to each other. In addition, working as a team provides a suitable chance to inform each other what it takes to offer compassionate care to patients and their loved ones. For example, practitioners share skills on how to act as an active listener, promote emotional support, and acquire more and better information on how to address patient concerns, using the most appropriate body language and voice (West et al. 2017). [WU7] However, it would be difficult to provide compassion if the professionals do not practice interprofessional collaboration. [WU8]
A health worker advocates on behalf of the patient and other clients to promote quality care. [WU9] Advocacy for nursing emanates from a concept of nursing in which nursing practices is the support of a person to develop build her or his own well-being (Watson 2008). Practicing Interprofessional collaboration provides a better chance to promote advocacy because health workers encourage each other to act in a way that satisfies or meets the patients’ desires and aspirations. For example, working as a team presents a suitable chance to advocate for patient safety and voice. Moreover, it is easier to educate patients about their health requirements when health professionals work as a team rather than individuals (Watson 2008). Moreover, Interprofessional collaboration promotes advocacy because workers get the chance to remind each other about the importance of safeguarding patients’ rights, and the benefits of linking patients to the needed resources. Moreover, working as a team provides a suitable chance to achieve advocacy because if a patient receives insecure accommodation, blurred directions, or imprecise diagnosis, it is easier to share skills and information on how to mitigate the issue (Watson 2008). Finally, it is easier to interact with patients when while advocating for their needs by working as a team[WU10] . Constant interaction with patients provides caregivers with a perfect chance to practice as patient advocates. [WU11]
The primary role of resilience in nursing is it helps to address a stressful healthcare setting to lower stress that facilitate emotional imbalance and burnout[WU12] . However, it is easier to build resilience by practicing Interprofessional collaboration because each worker give their views on how to adapt to difficult changes because each professional may view things differently and joining all these ideas may help to address a difficult problem (West et al. 2017). In addition, stress is a major form of healthcare practices and being able to address the emerging discomfort provides a suitable chance to achieve the desired outcome (West et al. 2017). However, it is easier to combat stressful situations by promoting Interprofessional collaboration where each person gives their views on how to address the difficult situation. Nevertheless, it would be easier to achieve resilience by empowering interprofessional teams so that they know how to walk with patients through difficult times (West et al. 2017). It is also important to remember that resilience can yield the desired results if the professionals are committed to address the change and promoting care of personal health and improving well-being. [WU13]
Evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing refers to the practice of gathering, processing and executing research outcomes to elevate clinical practices, the working environment, and patient outcomes. [WU14] Applying the EPB framework to nursing practices as it happens at Mount Sinai Hospital makes it possible to achieve the most advanced and desired quality and most affordable patient care possible (EBSCO 2021). Watson (2008) writes that interprofessional collaboration facilitates the achievement of evidence-based practice each professional gives their views on how they feel it is possible to acquire relevant information and concepts that would benefit patients. Adopting interprofessional collaboration increases the chances of practicing suitable communication skills, and helps to suppress fear and encourages patients to respect and trust the caregivers (Watson 2008)[WU15] . Therefore, practitioners while adopting interprofessional collaboration need to consider how they would be able to achieve evidence-based practice[WU16] .
Health organizations and practitioners should practice interprofessional collaboration because of the many benefits that come with adopting such an approach. Adopting interprofessional collaboration provides the chance to achieve compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice in nursing. Taking all these factors into account provides a suitable chance to achieve patient satisfaction, and makes it possible to promote well-being. The study advocates for interprofessional collaboration because it becomes easier to interact with each other while sharing ideas that would facilitate operations. All organizations should strive towards promoting interprofessional collaboration and overcome obstacles that deter effective teamwork.[WU17]
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[WU3]Describing interprofessional collaboration.
[WU4]Describing interprofessional collaboration in my work environment.
[WU7]How interprofessional collaboration promote compassion.
[WU10]How interprofessional collaboration fosters advocacy.
[WU13]How interprofessional collaboration promotes resilience.
[WU14]Describing how interprofessional collaboration boosts EBP.
[WU15]How interprofessional collaboration promote EBP.
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