Interprofessional Collaboration and Relations Between Doctors and Their Patients

NU560-8D-Unit 7 Discussion 1
August 26, 2022
Nursing: Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration
August 26, 2022

Interprofessional Collaboration and Relations Between Doctors and Their Patients

A correlation between the enhanced interprofessional collaboration and the individualized approach to patient care

Indeed, there is a positive correlation between the enhanced interprofessional collaboration and the individualized approach to patient care. A clear focus on every single person’s needs in medical assistance helps ensure a better outcome, and it is achieved through the involvement of a greater number of specialists. For example, in the case of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the intervention based on the cooperation of nurses contributed to the provision of comprehensive guidance for patients (Weldam et al., 2017). As a result, they managed to efficiently cope with the consequences of this condition and maintain a high quality of their lives. From the perspective of nurses, this experience was perceived as useful, and a structured, individualized tool created due to their collaboration improved the outcomes for the people (Weldam et al., 2017). This case allows considering the establishment of communication between employees an essential task for their patients’ well-being.

The practical implementation of this approach also proved to be beneficial in developing the interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It confirms the feasibility of interprofessional connections for improving the situation of people in the long run. The corresponding study, which implied the creation of behavioral coping plans for this category of citizens, required the participation of different specialists (Wittling et al., 2018). They elaborated a program, which happened to be more effective than previous measures because of the orientation on individual characteristics of each child (Wittling et al., 2018). These findings add to the importance of the professionals’ combined efforts in addressing various challenges with the orientation on particular needs of all patients. Therefore, their cooperation is the key to the improved communication between all actors in the matter and better outcomes.

Exchange of information between doctors and their patients

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of the adoption of new technology for a better exchange of information between doctors and their patients. Meanwhile, in the present-day world, it is significant not only for informing specialists about one’s conditions and personal characteristics in a timely manner but also for building productive relationships. According to the study conducted by Tates et al. (2017), this mode of interaction does not imply any obstacles in comparison with a face-to-face consultation. Moreover, it ensures the improvement of the efficiency of the shared decision-making process and the same degree of satisfaction (Tates et al., 2017). The lack of problems in this regard contributes to the idea that innovative health care delivery models such as EPIC and MyChart are beneficial and create no additional risks for both the patients and the caregivers.

In turn, the essential task of compensating for the absence of knowledge in people who need medical assistance regarding their allergies to certain pain medications, it is efficiently addressed by technological solutions. Its importance for healthcare is conditional upon the interrelation between allergic reactions and the overall quality of one’s life in the long run (Gastaminza et al., 2019). Tracking these data with the help of special programs can help avoid significant disturbances worsening the conditions of patients (Gastaminza et al., 2019). This initiative is especially critical due to the outcomes of the study, according to which a person who suffered anaphylaxis or has more than one drug allergy is reported to have worse living standards (Gastaminza et al., 2019). However, the corresponding risks can be eliminated through the use of new technology in healthcare, and MyChart is one of the most suitable options for this goal.


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Tates, K., Antheunis, M. L., Kanters, S., Nieboer, T. E., & Gerritse, M. B. (2017). The effect of screen-to-screen versus face-to-face consultation on doctor-patient communication: An experimental study with simulated patients. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(12), e421. Web.

Weldam, S. W., Lammers, J. W. J., Zwakman, M., & Schuurmans, M. J. (2017). Nurses’ perspectives of a new individualized nursing care intervention for COPD patients in primary care settings: A mixed method study. Applied Nursing Research, 33, 85-92. Web.