Interprofessional Collaboration: Benefits to Patients

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Essay #: 058196
Total text length is 5,254 characters (approximately 3.6 pages).

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Interprofessional Collaboration: Benefits to Patients
Interprofessional collaboration results in strong leadership for the members of the health care team. The whole purpose of interprofessional collaboration is to improve the quality of care because all members of the health care team have the same goal of enhancing patient and health outcomes. In order to ensure patient safety and to prevent errors, it is essential to first develop effective systems and processes which are proactive and can identify potential problems and sources of errors before they ever occur. Interprofessional collaboration has many significant potential benefits for patients and needs to be promoted mainly because of the potential related to having multiple...
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.....interprofessional collaboration. In order for this type of collaboration to become standard practice, guidelines need to be established to determine precisely by what criteria it can be recognized and measured. The presence of members of various disciplines who are working together towards the same goal is not sufficient as a rationale for interprofessional collaboration. While it is known that this type of collaboration does results in enhanced care for patients, there still need to clear standards set for actual clinical practice.
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, M. (2008). Interprofessional collaboration. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178(2), 190.