Respond to below post. All responses should be a minimum of 300 words, scholarl
Respond to below post. All responses should be a minimum of 300 words, scholarly written, APA formatted, and referenced. A minimum of 2 references are required
Interprofessional collaboration improves patient outcomes and patients’ views on healthcare providers. Providers collaborate to ensure continuity of care and maintain a safe and healing environment. Many healthcare facilities encourage interprofessional collaboration of multidisciplinary teams while always keeping patients’ well-being as the main priority. My former employment as a float registered nurse has allowed me to collaborate with the members of other disciplines such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, physicians, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, and case managers. The multidisciplinary collaboration was facilitated through multidisciplinary rounds where the whole team could coordinate care and update patients’ specific care plans. The rounds allowed nurses to interact face to face with team members and have their questions and concerns immediately addressed. According to Schot et al. (2020), delivering patient care is the utmost priority that requires healthcare professionals to collaborate. Providers’ collaboration is not only required in inpatient settings but also outpatient clinics, urgent care, and emergency departments.
I was expecting a different outcome from the review and was surprised by the results. According to Reeves et al. (2017), the studies were inconclusive in showing clear evidence of the effectiveness of interprofessional collaboration. The studies, which comprised of clinicians and patients, took place in developed countries such as Belgium, the united states, Sweeden, the United Kingdoms, and Australia. The studies also included primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings and covered interprofessional rounds, activities, checklists, and meetings. The results of the study could be due to barriers to interprofessional collaborations. Morin et al. (2018) state that barriers to interprofessional collaboration can harm patients and should be addressed promptly. The uncertainty regarding providers’ roles, the lack of interprofessional interaction, the different opinions regarding the profession, the absence of a common language, providers’ unwillingness to collaborate, and territorialism are barriers to interprofessional collaboration. The current pandemic, far from being over, has led to a nursing shortage and burnout. The overworked nursing workforce has demanded better working conditions, better pay, and more recognition for the sacrifices made during the pandemic. Nurses would be more likely to work on improving interprofessional collaboration once these concerns are addressed.