Mutual team work and collaborative care have rapidly improved the health care operations and service delivery in many health care centers (Barrett and keeping, 2005, p. 40). Inter-professional team work is very effective in improving the patient health safety and heath care services (Barrett and keeping, 2005, p. 40). Inter-professional team work has reduced the backlog and burn out associated with inadequate health professionals (Barrett and keeping, 2005, p. 40). Inter-professional team work is also responsible of reducing the professional workloads and patient morbidity (Department of health 2010, p. 324). With effective inter-professional team work in health care institutions, health care professionals enjoy job satisfaction. Patient and patient caretakers need to be involved squarely in the treatment process (Zwarenstein 2008, p. 67). Their ideas and opinions are excitedly valuable and relevant in the diagnosis and treatment process (Barrett and keeping, 2005, p. 40).
The core purpose of selecting the Tom case is to expound on the dangers associated with lack of inter-professional team work in the healthcare setting. The case portrays some of the very sensitive ethical and legal issues which should be the base line in designing professional legislations and policies (Cohen 2007, 340). The 20 years old Tom died out of aspiration pneumonia and reflux oesophagistis. The disease was diagnosed long time ago and measures to rectify the problem recommended. ...Show more