This is a reflective essay based on a event which took place in a hospital setting. The aim of this essay is to explore how members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) worked together and communicate with each other to achieve the best patients outcome.
Teams working in a hospital or other healthcare setting may consist of several physicians, nurses, medical assistants, referral coordinators, pharmacists, therapists, and students among others. Such large teams can provide comprehensive care for complex and chronic illnesses, but when they fail to work well together, they
Courtenay, Nancarrow, and Dawson (2013) reviewed numerous articles that studied the effect of teamwork education (communication, cooperation, etc.) on the time and outcome of care. Courtenay et al. (2013) found that effective teamwork decreased the time necessary for critical treatments or surgery and also reduced the number of errors made. Courtenay et al. (2013) write that teams performed well when the responsibilities and role of each team member was known. Courtenay et al. (2013) also state that good teams shared an overall sense of mutual responsibility of the outcome of the patient.
It is Sunday morning in Miami, but for me today is a new beginning where my independence start and I can use my time wisely. Therefore, I decided to travel to the beach, with the windows down having the wind run through my hair and having my favorite song "Independent Woman" play on the radio. The sound of the waves of the ocean it was incredible and peacefully, which reminds me of the feeling of comfort when I am sitting on Brandon. Another example why Brandon is important in my life, it is because, during high school, I spent plenty of time waiting for the bus to travel to work and home, and in today's day time is valuable. However, I lost time being incapable of buying me a car. Missing the bus plenty of times and having to count on my friend
Groggily stumbling into the kitchen, I was met with nine pairs of eyes reminding me I wasn’t in America anymore. Eleven days ago, my team and I had flown into Port-au-Prince and driven to Jacmel, directed by Angel Wings International, a local organization that worked to deliver healthcare in Haiti. I received the run-down for the day: we were heading West toward a rural clinic located in Baie d’Orange. Climbing into a musty truck bed, I noticed a crew of dentists, doctors, and pharmacists accompanying us, signifying the most important day in our three-week-long trip. The truck revved into action, racing in Jacmel’s dusty streets, past the swelling river, through winding mountain passes, stopping at a tattered USAID tent that covered a burgeoning crowd of hundreds. Scanning the crowd returned the gaze of scared men, women, and children whose lives could be drastically changed through proper checkups and treatment.
On September 14th, Temple University welcomed a very incredible lady, Wanda Benventti. Benvenutti is a photojournalist, writer, and photo editor. However, most importantly she is a woman that truly loves and is passionate about her Puerto Rican culture. I had the opportunity to watch her present her project, that she has been working on for 18 years. My goal as a journalist, is to become a photojournalist. Therefore, meeting Benvenutt gave me a sense of hope, that one day I will become a successful photojournalist. Watching her pictures flow by on the screen, gave me a sense of inspiration.
Growing up, I always had a hard time socializing at school, because I was introverted. However, I remember till this day that I was able to feel warm and not alone when I was able to help the other students who had trouble. In Highschool, I continuously tutor and help my peers in math class, and I enjoy it because it creates an icebreaker in creating friendships. I truly began to find myself through a first generation, college prep program called Upward Bound at the University of Texas at Austin. In the core enrichment classes I never hesitated to correct and question the professor who instructed my math classes. Then I was i recommended to join the Upward BOund Math and Science at the University of Texas Arlington, which is much vigorous enrichment core classes.
Many of the activities that I have participated in as an undergraduate required the use of teamwork in some capacity. However, two activities far surpassed the others in both quantity and quality of teamwork that was required. As part of my EMT training course, I was required to do several clinical rotations in hospital emergency departments. The training environments varied greatly, as one was a level-one trauma center and the other was a community hospital. Despite drastic differences in patient volume and the nature of patient conditions, teamwork remained a vital component to the delivery of effective patient-centered care. As a member of the patient care team, I worked alongside physicians, nurses, and emergency department techs to help
This time last year, I would say that I was entirely prepared for the commitment of time and energy devoted to medical school. I had completed 90 credit hours over the course of two years, played semi-professional football both years, volunteered, and shadowed. I think my best tool in preparation was time management. Being able to budget time properly afforded me with the opportunity to get everything done that I had committed to. This year, I have stayed both prepared and committed. I have worked for Billings Clinic as a medical assistant since September of 2016. During this stretch, I have completed over 1500 work hours, seen anywhere between 20-40 patients each day, learned from some excellent and experienced providers, and seen countless
As I lifted my heavy suitcase off the wheeled cart, my mind soon went to work reviewing everything I had brought. Considering the mad rush I had to get packed for my ten day stay in Bolivia, I knew there was no way I could have remembered to bring everything. I knew for sure that I had remembered my toothbrush, which is the thing I normally forget. I also mentally went through everything I had packed and to my delight realized I hadn't forgotten a thing! I was so proud of myself! I was part of a twenty-one member team from the United States that went to the largest city in Bolivia to provide humanitarian aid, which included eye exams and refractions. From the Santa Cruz airport, I rode in a small green
I consider myself to be a learner, a city girl, and an iconoclast. Because of these qualities and what I understand a Barnard woman is, Barnard college is the epitome of where I picture my ideal next four years. My dual love for both science and art are catered to perfectly by Barnard's excellence in both. As a woman I find it valuable to be in a supportive community with other science-oriented women to whom I can relate. The fact that Barnard would provide me with with a fantastic liberal arts education in conjunction with the added resources from Columbia, yields the best combination of an intimate community but with larger opportunity. I have a love for city life, and since I take advantage of living in a place as eclectic as the Bay Area
What makes me an outstanding student is that I work really hard through the obstacles I’ve struggled in. I come prepared each day to school eager to learn and work hard. I’ve challenged myself throughout the years by adding challenging classes to keep me driven and learn something new. One thing you should know about me is that when things get hard I don’t give up. I use it as a motivation to push harder. I am a diverse student who speaks Fulani, English and French fluently. I use it to my advantage to differentiate myself from myself fellow peers. I’m curious to learning new things and center around myself with positive people who motivates me to push harder and reach my goals. My parents raised me to be the best that I can be. I’m a good
The purpose of this report is to define the term ‘team’ and analyse the importance of teamwork in healthcare professions. A team is a group of people who work towards a common goal. Each individual possesses particular expertise which is used to aid in the completion of a task. They meet to communicate, collaborate and consolidate information, from this, they can draw up plans and carry out actions which further influence future decisions (Brill, 1976). There are characterising differences in the way different teams operate. According to Payne and Campling (2000) there are two main forms of teams: the ‘Traditional team’ (Appendix 1) and ‘Open teamwork’ (Appendix 2). Open teamwork approaches modern situations more appropriately,
Since I joined our group of excellent clinicians and caring colleagues about a year ago, I have been amazed by the collaborative spirit within our group; each member of the group works hard to support every other member within the group. Whether these strong bonds within the group are due to us sharing activities, extensive interactions during work, and feeling similar frustrations with the healthcare delivery system, or these bonds reflect implied expectation of mutual benefit based on trust, or these bonds nurture our sense of identity, self-esteem, belongingness, and self-worth, all are immaterial; what matters is that these bonds are strong and withstand occasional disagreements within the group. While we cherish our strong bonds, our group
The healthcare industry, as well as the professionals invested in medical-care, are highly regarded and respected. The public looks to physicians, nurses, physical and respiratory therapists, along with countless others professionals during times of medical crisis and often when they are in their most vulnerable state. The healthcare system is a multifaceted system with the purpose of helping the sick recover or improving the quality of life, for those who can no longer be medically treated. People entrust and put their lives in the hands of healthcare professionals, hoping for a chance at recovery. In essence, teamwork is the most pivotal aspect in delivering care, as no one individual can champion the