Communication, in healthcare, is a multidimensional concept that involves patients, family members, and a health care team. There is a direct correlation with communication, improving a patient's well being, and quality of care. Adequate communication among physicians and their patients is an actively growing research topic. Results supplied by such studies have provided effective recommendations for oncologists and their team. These recommendations include the patient-physician relationship, how physicians utilize medical information, how physicians deal with patient emotions, physician self-management, and educational conferences designed to sharpen communication.
A healthcare team is made up of many different disciplines. For successful patient outcomes, the teams need to come together, communicate effectively, and be open to new ideas and viewpoints. It is important not only for the nurse to work side-by-side with other nurses, but to collaborate with patients and other professions in the health care system as well. All members of the healthcare team can benefit from the teams different backgrounds and experiences, which results in better care for the patient. In this paper, I will discuss the importance of communication skills, patient and nurse empowerment, and professional development.
When used successfully, emotionally competent communicators can effectively guide others, towards desired outcomes (Mackay et al., 2012). Hence a useful tool for medical practitioners when establishing trust with patients. For example, Emotional Intelligence is a useful means for medical practitioners to gain a holistic view of a patient’s strengths and limitations, crucia... ... middle of paper ... ...lementing attentive listening, radiographers can achieve a suitable rapport with the patients and attain higher out comes. When analysing communication, it is evident that interpersonal skills play a key role in today’s society, and in particular the health and medical profession. Interpersonal skills can potentially enhance the patient’s medical experience, which could otherwise be traumatic or overwhelming.
Communication amongst healthcare teams and knowledge about their patients has the highest impact on the continuum of care and prompt process organization (304). Ultimately, communication among professionals defines the quality of information and the quality of care (307). Training clinicians to understand radiology protocols would enha... ... middle of paper ... ...f an Analysis with a Novel Instrumental Variable. Health Services Research, 43(5p1), 1505-1519. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2008.00849. Furlow, B.
IPHC is founded on the concept of xteamwork within a healthcare environment. This alliance between multiple health disciplines enables the team to administer individualised, comprehensive and premium healthcare for their patient (Courtenay, Nancarrow, & Dawson, 2013). IPHC strives to be time efficient, while simultaneously operating with minimal resources, both human and financial (Interprofessional Care Steering Committee, 2007). Outline the methods used to implement inter-professional healthcare IPHC implementation can be demanding due to the vast amount of coordination, resources, and collaboration needed to successfully treat and accommodate a patient (Forchuk et al., 2013). IPHC implementation requires a framework such as the one recommended by the Interpreofessional Care Steering Committee.
This review will examine two articles one from the United States, the other from the United Kingdom describing different approaches to considering the human element. The process of sensemaking utilized in the U.S article and the Normalization Process Theory (NPT) used in the U.K. article will increase the understanding of how people can influence the success or failure of an implementation project. Currently, global efforts exist to incorporate HIT into healthcare systems. Efforts in the U.K. are plagued by differing levels of success, projects delayed and over budget and patient care at times experienced harmful effects (Murray, et al., 2011). The U.S. is suffering similar consequences which Kitzmiller attributes to the lack of studies available regarding how to contend with HIT implementation projects.
Interprofessional teams are valuable because each health care professional has specialized knowledge and skills so that health care plans are determined with patients’ best interests in mind. With the communication of ideas amongst the disciplines, their roles consequently complement one another in an age of exponentially growing information. This team process of care coordination can improve quality of care, enhance client satisfaction, and reduce hospital cost by decreasing length of stay; care coordination ensures the best possible outcomes (Koch, 2014, p. 436). Discharge planning emerged as one of the major focuses of the delivery of health care in the 1980’s. The discharge planning meant to develop treatment plans that ultimately result in the discharge of the client from the facility.
“To become a high-performing team the team must be competent at goal setting, making assignments and ensuring that team members have the skills to complete them, consensus decision making, setting high standards, holding people accountable, and running effective meetings” (Dyer, Dyer, & Dyer, 2007, p. 74). In the article, “Professionals’ Views on Interprofessional Stroke Team Functioning” Jane Cramm & Anna Nieboer (2011) seek to explain that interprofessional teamwork is considered the core component of integrated care, a complex activity involving many different health care providers that demands effective team functioning (p. 1-2). And in the article, “The Role of Oncologists in Multidisciplinary Cancer Teams in the UK: An Untapped Resource for Team Leadership?” Benjamin Lamb, Heather Payne, Charles Vincent, Nick Sevdalis & James Green (2011) seek to explain why “good teamwork, including team communication and leadership, has been shown to be a prerequisite for safe care delivery in other health care contexts, but cancer MDT team working processes are yet to be fully explored” (p. 1200). According to Dyer, Dyer, & Dyer (2007) high performing teams are those with members whose skills, attitudes, and competencies enable them to achieve team goals (p. 4). The two articles revealed that team performance and leadership functionality needed improvement for the success of the individual teams and patient’s care.
2007; MacDonald 2011; Cohn 2009, Anand et al. 2012; Wilson-Evered, et al. 2001). The research has several implications for healthcare professionals (training professionals and leadership). Implications for Training Professionals The research suggests that training professionals, working in healthcare, should have a great understanding of the current complexities within the organization for which they work (Ginsburg et al.
The hospital and physician practices in prior decades are not the same today and it’s vital to uphold standards for patient safety, care, and medical costs. As (Medicaid.gov, 2015) states, by contracting with various MCO’s to deliver Medicaid program health care services to their beneficiaries, states can reduce Medicaid program costs and better manage utilization of health services. Most states are implementing and coordinating more traditional services for managed care. Medicaid will to rise and aiding people who live in poverty, but the amount of challenges that lie ahead are problematic. For instance, the types of services including long-term care, mental illness, and eligibility standards are not permissible for everyone.