Hs 556. Interprofessionalworking. Introduction

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HS 556
Interprofessional Working


This essay aims to provide a critical analyse upon interprofessional working in health care presenting it 's importance and identifying issues and barriers that impact on the patients ' treatment.
Furthermore, a multidisciplinary team meeting will be presented to identify the impact of different health care professionals such as a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a nurse have on a patient with complex need and how the patient receives the care needed due to the collaborative practice. In addition, a comparison between physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing practice will be outlined
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This is to improve the care delivered in a more efficient and transparent way, as a result the Francis Inquiry Report (Department of Health DH 2010) was implemented in response to the failure in care and high mortality rates at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
On the other hand, The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE 2017) accentuates the importance of interprofessional education and aims to provide students the opportunity to acknowledge the significance of interprofessioanl working and it 's impact on practice through exposure and engagement in collaborating working from an early stage and is implemented in their training.
Consequently, it was recognised that interprofessional working impacts substantially on the quality of care. Core recommendations were made and guidance was published to support health and social care staff to overcome barriers and limitations of an active collaboration between different agencies.

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The multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting that the author attended was regarding Laura 's case, a 62 year old lady that lives alone and had a fall followed by knee surgery on her right leg which now needed rehabilitation. Laura also has Hypertension, arthritis and was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, which is managed with medication.

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