How Collaborative Working Increase Knowledge Of Other Professional, Increase Safety Of Service User And Quality Of Care

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Introduction This essay will critically explore how collaborative working increase knowledge of other professional, increase safety of service user and quality of care. People with a learning disability are more vulnerable to certain physical and mental health problems than the general population (Emerson & Baines, 2010). Similarly (Fatchett and Taylor, 2013; Lacey & Oyvry, 2013) suggest that collaboration among professional is important if professionals are to meet the complex health needs and challenges of the service user and collaborative practice occurs when professional and healthcare workers work together to provide the best person centre care to the service user. What is collaborative working? Collaboration occurs when professionals work together to achieve a common goal. In learning disability nursing collaborative practice is of great importance for service user safety, outcome and experience United Kingdom Department of Health (National Health Service Frame Work, 2015). Collins and McCray (2012) suggest that there is a link between poor interprofessional working and child death. Collaboration ensures a shared interest, common vision, goal and commitment (Smith, 2015) consequently, the ultimate goal of collaborating is to ensure the service user is safe and have a better outcome with a good experience as a result of collaboration. Why is collaboration important? The Nurses and Mid-wifery Council code of conduct (2015) suggest that nurses must work
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