The Structure Of A Health Care Setting Involving Multiple

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Introduction The purpose of this report is to discuss the structure of a health care setting involving multiple, professional disciplines collaborating to deliver optimal treatment to a patient through their individual services. Termed inter-professional collaborative practice (IPP), accomplishment is through discussion of cerebral palsy (CP) spastic diplegia, by focusing on a case study of a five-year-old boy called Harry with this condition, and the provision of his health care by various allied health professionals (AHPs). Pathophysiology and Risk factors CP is the most common cause of physical disability in early childhood, resulting from damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. “Cerebral palsy is…show more content…
Recorded births from 1992-2009 indicated that the brain injury responsible for CP occurred primarily during the pre/perinatal period (94.1%) and 5.9% occurred post-neonatally and before two years of age. Inter-Professional Practice A health care setting structured to deliver the individual services of various disciplinary practitioners, provides a patient the opportunity to obtain complementary care and treatment to improve their health and quality of life in the best possible manner. The implementation of this type of system for health care management is known as inter-professional collaborative practice (IPP). The need for improvement in the provision of health care to patients and the community can be summed up in a statement made by the World Health Organisation ([WHO] 2010) “It is no longer enough for health workers to be professional. In the current global climate, health workers also need to be inter-professional”. The sharing of case management by an inter-professional health care team results in a stronger health services approach, leading to the provision of optimal health care for the patient (WHO, 2010). In fact, patient-centered care is included as one of the inter-professional goals in a report by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative ([IPEC] 2011). This ensures that all collaborated decisions made by health professionals regarding treatment plans and care for a patient, include input and consent from the patient and the
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