Teamwork is vital in healthcare. When all participants are engaged in a program, goals are successfully achieved. Being able to communicate and work collectively as a team requires an appreciation for each other’s area of practice. Every team member has an important role and being acknowledged provides a sense of responsibility and accountability. Essentially, inter-professional collaboration helps ensure that the patient is getting care that is not only accessible but also comprehensive. The plan of a patients’ care includes active participation by all health care professionals working interdependently in accordance to the patient’s preferences, values and beliefs. The health care team accomplishes the goal of meeting the patient’s medical needs by delivering evidence-based practice. To deliver quality care, the patient should always be involved.
The following international, national, and local agencies are aimed at keeping the public safe while seeking optimum health and well-being for all citizens involved. They provide assessments, develop policies, assurance, meet unmet needs, and enable access to health care (McCowan, 2013). They hone communities’ capabilities to respond effectually to health issues by shielding and endorsing the health of the community and its residents (McKenzie & Pinger, 2016-b).
Well planned partnerships are one of the best ways of improving the quality of services particularly to vulnerable individuals whose needs may otherwise be neglected.
As a PHN, I am assigned to educate them on the importance of immunizing their children from two months and above. I will use different types of strategies to promote health to this group. I need to build trust among this population, before I can effectively provide care. I will apply the theories of “Thinking Upstream concept, by attacking community based problem and their roots, emphasize on the doing aspects of health and maximize the use of informal networks.” Page 457-459
In 2007 South LA Health Projects created the Immunize LA Families Coalition, which worked to increase immunization rates across the lifespan among African Americans and Latinos in South Los Angeles.1 Immunize LA Families was a sister program of another successful program, Immunize LA Kids, which ran from 1999-2007.2 Immunize LA Families worked with community centers, churches, community organizations, and residents to increase social acceptance of immunizations and access to vaccinations.1 The Immunize LA Families Coalition was composed of representatives from public and private agencies, local clinics, faith-based organization, and the community.1
1. In Chapter 5 of Collaboration Across the Disciplines in Health Care, there is a list of expectations a patient should set for their doctor (doctors are not mind readers, doctors don't have crystal balls, doctors don't know everything, doctors don't have "the answer", doctors don't have magic wands, doctors spend a limited amount of time with you, doctors make mistakes, doctors are people too, and you have a job too). After reading this list of expectations, do you feel that when you are a patient you meet these expectations? Are there any expectations that you do not meet or agree with? Furthermore, are there any additional expectations that you think should be added to this list?
A structured advertisement and educations program was developed in Western Kentucky through a partnership to health immunizations for tetanus that demonstrated positive results for all parties involve (Main & Jones, 2014). Television spots, radio advertisements, and community outreach would be used to facilitate education and promotion. Gong et al. (2013) talk about the value of networking sites such Facebook and Twitter. These sites could be used to reach a larger and a potentially younger
The patient verbalized she is struggling with couple issues and over the past three months is worst. Furthermore, she feels that the relationship is making sick, and today she has a meeting with her Pastor for counseling. The patient is agreed with the outcomes. The recommendation is counseling services to decrease the anxiety and depression symptoms. Eunice Malavé de León, LCSW. February 19,
Developing strategic health care partnerships between health care systems is an effective way for health care centers to enlarge the number of health care services they can provide to their consumers. Health care marketing officers can market those expanded services to their consumers to provide them with a vast array of health care options to pick from. Furthermore, health care system partnerships improve the quality of care provided to patients by increasing the standardization, coordination, and integration of health care resources (Ellis & Razavi, 2013). Thus when health care resources are better coordinated and integrated, health care systems can provide services more efficiently and cost-effectively, which in turn makes health
To be effective, the pro-vaccination need to lobby all governmental stakeholders at all levels for the needed political will and the financial resources needed to drive the strategy to success. They need to take advantage of all available communication channels (traditional and social media) drive the education part of the multipronged strategy. The pro-vaccination group needs to have several specialized teams that will focus on specific assigned areas and engage the stakeholders that will ensure the success of those assigned areas in alignment with the overall goal of global eradication of the measles
Any issue touching a wide range of people will attract many critics and supporters as well. Vaccination is no exception. Identify, research, and recruit “natural associates”. These are people, groups, and organizations that have a common similar mission, whose would easily appreciate the advantage of joining forces. Such as, national health authorities, national/international health advocacy organizations, medical associations, health care providers, health or child-focused nongovernmental organizations. Furthermore, it is crucial to study, carefully, their reputation, their strengths and weaknesses. The coalition influence power is greater than some groups working on their own because, coalitions allow you to access
In conclusion, the success or failure of the capacity building efforts is also dependent on the commitment and willingness of the coordinating or sponsoring officers or authorities (Serapioni & Duxbury, 2014). Thus, it is imperative for the health promotion practitioner to efficiently coordinate the citizen committee and the sponsoring organizations (Kendell, 2014).
A central premise to health improvement is gaining insight from the public on their health concerns. This insight led to the creation of health coalition in many communities to determine best practices to address these concerns. Established coalitions provide opportunities for individuals and groups to collaborate and build trust around a shared concern to create an action plan to address the problem (Hodges). Coalitions empower participants, increase accountability, reduce duplication of efforts, and support social and dynamic engagement around shared goals (Hodges). Another option that expands the coalition model is the use of community advisory
The idea of providing the community with information about vaccinations and resources is great. The conflict that she had to face were communicating with people who do not believe in a vaccine. To her, it is important to know how to change their opinion and analyze why immunization is a must in our society. She believes that missed information and false studies with no actual resources to go to are the reasons why people are afraid of vaccines. The reason why immunization is important to her because prevention health is important in our community and vaccines can play a simple role in helping humans prevent or reduce the risk to be in contact with an illness. Because of the dedicated staffs and community partners contribution to Immunize Nevada, there is an annual event called Silver Syringe (a dinner to recognize the awesome people who helps Immunize Nevada’s purpose become a reality). As the executive director, Silver Syringe is Heidi’s favorite annual event. Said by Melinda Gates, her favorite quote is “Women in the developing world and know the power of vaccine. They would walk 10 kilometer in the heat with their child and lined up to get a vaccine because they have seen death.” It is her favorite quote because it reminds the staffs and the members of Immunize Nevada that there are better access to health care in the US than other countries; therefore, American citizens should take it for
Immunization is one of the methods used to ensure the non-development of many childhood diseases, such as whooping cough and measles. Immunization enables a child to develop better immunity to diseases, which were previously known to be fatal. It is, therefore, necessary to examine the impact that immunization has on society, particularly on children. A lot of considerations play a role in this matter. Religious beliefs can have a drastic effect such as leaders prohibiting vaccines and some cultures do not want their children to be vaccinated. Political influences also have effects on health policies that can effect these mandates which down the road can effect mandates of individual’s understanding vaccines. Historical influences have had major impacts not just in Canada but all over the world. One example is the polio outbreak in Northern Nigeria. The media undermining the public’s trust and influences of this immunization may cause serious issues with world leaders of different countries. My objective for this paper is for parents to understand