What is healthcare collaboration?

What is healthcare collaboration?

Collaboration in health care is defined as health care professionals assuming complementary roles and cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem-solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care.

What is interprofessional communication?

Interprofessional communication happens when health professionals communicate with each other, with patients and their families, and with the broader community in a transparent, collaborative and responsible way.

Why is collaboration in nursing important?

Collaboration among nurses and staff ensures more efficient, effective patient care and a more supportive environment where team members can develop in their practice. It’s no surprise that 92% of survey respondents who work in units implementing the six HWE standards report high rates of collaboration among nurses.

What are TeamSTEPPS tools?

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Several versions of TeamSTEPPS are available, along with individual modules related to specific audiences, settings, or situations.

How can interprofessional communication be improved?

We have identified 9 actions (modified from Seery)20 that can support interprofessional teams in their communication efforts.

  1. Use Engaged Listening.
  2. Use Nonverbal Communication.
  3. Be Concise and Clear.
  4. Be Personable.
  5. Speak With Confidence.
  6. Show Empathy.
  7. Stay Open-Minded.
  8. Give and Receive Feedback.

How do you promote interprofessional communication?

Strengthening inter-professional communication

  1. communicating clearly.
  2. providing sufficient (adequate) information.
  3. offering timely information.
  4. notifying the appropriate health care provider about the patient’s condition, including any changes in that condition.
  5. being polite and respectful.

How do doctors use teamwork?

Research on teamwork in medicine shows that teamwork reduces medical errors and increases patient safety. By working together, physicians, nurses, health specialists, and assistants give each other a system of checks-and-balances—and one of shared responsibility.