Interprofessional Aboration Analysis

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In almost every part of life there are demands and challenges that need to be met, and in saying that those demands and challenges are usually unavoidable. In health care one major challenge is communicating with other professionals, whether it be physicians, specialists, other nurses, or anybody else who needs to be involved in patient care, there are always barriers that will come up when collaborating. In itself, it is important to look at how effective the communication and collaboration is within the health care system. Taking in this factor is very important because there is a direct correlation with communication and collaboration within the health care system and patient quality of care. “The goal of interprofessional collaboration…show more content…
Although the concept of interprofessional collaboration is still in its early years, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) has created a synthesis highlighting the positive outcomes in areas using interprofessional collaboration (CHSRF, 2015). The synthesis was created in order for Canadian researchers to gain a better understanding of the evidence that surrounds interprofessional communication, and the potential benefits for both health care providers and patients (CHSRF, 2015). Summarizing the synthesis the research suggests that interprofessional collaboration has a positive outcome for provider and patient (CHSRF, 2015). All studies that were examined pointed towards interprofessional collaboration having the highest positive outcomes in patients who are chronically ill, as well as patients with special needs (CHSRF, 2015). There is a great deal of evidence that indicates interprofessional collaboration not only increases patient quality of care, but also increases a facility and/or a team’s level of organization, which eventually leads to more time being spared by each discipline correlating with a lack of overlapping…show more content…
(CHSRF, 2015) Many of these studies have shown an increase of satisfaction of both providers and patients when collaborative interventions are being used (CHSRF, 2015). Patients have reported that they feel being treated in a collaborative environment increases their self-confidence as well as self-knowledge regarding both treatment and illness (CHSRF, 2015). With collaborative efforts more treatment options are being cultivated which has a strong relation to the blending of knowledge of the different disciplines (CHSRF, 2015). The majority of data the was collected in social studies, based on what providers and patients stated, but certain studies have also showed factual evidence of the benefits of collaboration. (CHSRF, 2015) “ A vascular intervention program client group experienced greater improvements in blood pressure, nutrition, activity level, physiological, and psychosocial scores” (CHSRF, 2015, P.5). “Patients being treated for weight loss by a multidisplinary group were more likely to achieve their wieght reduction goals that those in other treatment groups” (CHSRF, 2015,
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