Therefore, we requested the services of her health care service provider so that we could have necessary details. I was assigned with the task of gathering her medical history while Mrs. Weber was being provided with preliminary treatment which included necessary dressing to cover and heal her wound. Considering the history of Mrs. Weber, I called social worker handling Mrs. Weber’s case and also two specialists from falls clinic so that necessary input can be received regarding patient’s current life style, Osteoarthritis problem and fear for walking. For drafting a reflection of this event, Gibbs’ framework for reflection is being used (Oxford Brookes University, 2012). Although there are various methods available for reflective writing but Gibb’s framework provides a highly synchronized and systematic approach to elaborate, discuss and evaluate the event in the light of practical experiences and theoretical approaches. 2. Feelings Being a nurse, it became my responsibility to ensure that all the members of this inter-professional team that included a social worker who was Mrs. Weber’s caretaker, two specialists from falls clinic and my attending, remain in complete contact. ...
2010). This idea was a reflection of directives provided by NSF Standards 2001 by DoH. According to these standards, necessary interventions should be introduced to ensure that elderly patients are enabled of living their life in a healthy manner. Furthermore, it was important that impacts of illness and disability must be reduced and all the other barriers to healthy life must be mitigated. According to Mrs. Weber’s caretaker, she didn’t use any external mobilization support. She was taking medication from local community doctor as well as some unregistered homeopathic doctor. This intake of medicine from multiple sources made me suspicious about her medicine intake and her present health condition. 3. Evaluation Careful analysis of patient’s case revealed that Mrs. Weber had a hypotension problem that was accelerated by polypharmacy as she was taking medicines from NHS representatives and a local homeopathic doctor simultaneously (Hovard and Avery, 2004). Excessive intake of diuretic resulted in high blood pressure leading to repetitive falls (Lewiecki and Watts, 2009). Furthermore, due to these falls, she had developed a fear of mobilization. An interesting input was given by the psychiatrist of falls clinic. According to him, diuretics increase the extent of urination. Since Mrs. Weber finds it difficult to move independently and does not use any sanitary pads, she urinates in her bed or other places resulting in low self-esteem. The social worker responsible for Mrs. Weber’s care added that Mrs. Weber prefers to remain isolated from the family, community and external contact. Due to these multiple factors, Mrs. Weber has become a patient of
The Dimensions of Inter-professional Practice [Pick the date] Contents 1.Introduction 3 2.Feelings 3 3.Evaluation 4 4.Analysis 5 5. Conclusion 7 6.Action Plan 7 References 9 1. Introduction The event involves treatment of Mrs. Weber who is a 70 years old patient with multiple health disorders…
Inter-professional working in nursing practice refers to the collaboration of the healthcare team to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care services. It was acknowledged by the General Medical Council that healthcare is increasingly provided by multidisciplinary team and this collaboration brings more improvement to patient care (WHO, 1999).
Each individual contributes from within the limits of her/his scope of practice” (Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2009). It refers to situation when a number of professionals work with one another to enhance cooperation and the quality of care (Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2009).
This paper will serve as a reflective commentary on service improvement, particularly on protected mean times. It shall evaluate this service improvement in terms of the interprofessional team and actual potential ways which interprofessional working can assist in its implementation.
As I started the subject, I got a chance to come to know about various cases ranging from the Eastern Caribbean, various methods adopted in various places as a part of sustainable tourism, and the role of various stakeholders including tour operators, governments, and indigenous population (Council of Europe, 1996, p.
The chief reflection in this essay, will be the pegged on the contribution of nurses to a medical team. In addition, this reflective essay will highlight on various shortcomings of health professionals. Hence these shortcomings contribute to the failure of quality deliver by the professionals.
The author states that reflective practice is not a new concept and it can be traced back to the work of Socrates and a form of learning through questioning and more recently it has been developed by educationists such as Dewey and Lewin. Schön and Kolb has used a basic principle of reflecting on experience to improve professional practice.
In the actual practice, these professionals have the knowledge and training which can help ensure improved patient outcomes. Each health professional has his own area of practice and he acts in a way which exemplifies his role in the health care