The Importance Of Collaboration And Team Working Among Different Professions

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The aim of this essay is to evaluate the importance of collaboration and team working among different professions in the health care. This demonstrates the main issues that reduce the effectiveness of the collaborative working. Moreover, the importance of maintaining partnership with the patient and their cares in the care planning and care delivery, and how it improves quality of health care services are discussed. This essay also demonstrates the skills and knowledge needed to improve the collaborative relationship in the working environment. It has two parts, the first part, and focus on a case that the student nurse experienced during her placement. In order to maintain the confidentiality of the patient, she refers as Anne throughout…show more content…
This shows the importance of collaborative practices in health care services for the better outcomes. Similarly, Barrette et al (2005) states that in order to provide holistic care for the patients , the peoples from different professions work together collaboratively in health care system. In order to work together, the multidisciplinary team needs to share roles, knowledge information, education and training (Liz, 2012). As the health and social care functioning depends on the team working, it is reassuring as the evidence shows that, the team working improves the patient care (Mcsherry and Warr , 2010). For example in their analysis Borriel etal (2001) found that, there is a significant improvement in the patient outcomes, where more members are involved in the team. Similarly WHO (2010) states that, there are some evidence to show that, the collaborative practices enhances the health services and improves the health outcomes. In collaborative working the concepts of effectiveness has several dimensions. For instance in a large group of different professionals , each member contributing different ideas and opinions, and these ideas plays a significant part in fulfilling the aim (Mcsherry and Warr, 2010). The MDT (multidisciplinary team) meeting in the morning and the consultant lead ward rounds showed the collaborating working of the
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