Discussion Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Advanced Practice Nurses

Discussion:Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Advanced Practice Nurses

Interprofessionalpractice involves the use of learning strategies that focus on makinghealthcare personnel gain more experience in their area of expertise.The system combines medical professionals from different backgroundsand cultures working with other individuals from diverse professions(Zaccagnini &ampWhite, 2015). The goals of this program arestructured to ensure that any person involved with it can gain morelearning outcomes regardless of the age or status of their career.The primary objective of this system is to provide the highestquality of care and treatment for patients. All members of thisprogram are educated on teamwork and how they can rely on theircolleagues when it comes to assistance or advice. The results thatcome from interprofessional practice are vivid once this system isenacted within the community (Zorek&amp Raehl, 2013).

Theposition of the Canadian Institute Health Collaborative onInterprofessional practice is in full support of the system. I planto be a member of this organization since they foster collaborationamong different stakeholders within the field of medicine. Theyencourage open communication from all the departments, and everyindividual’s opinion is always considered. They respect therelevance and input of every member while instilling the basicconcepts of the entire program. The members learn to depend on oneanother whenever they have to solve problems (Hamricet al., 2013).

Thecare that Ms. Tuckerno received from the nursing practitioner wasunsatisfactory. The initial medication that she was taking was theright prescription. For her condition to be managed, she can be puton a strict meal plan. Ms. Tuckerno should include foods rich inomega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in her meals. The nutrients found insuch foods assist in managing the symptoms associated with MS (Rugenet al., 2016).The patient should also exercise, cut down on harmful habits such assmoking and she should ensure that she gets regular sleep. Thenursing practitioner should consult with the intern on why thetreatment option she selected for the patient was not suitable.


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