This Course explains the role that collaboration amongst disciplines working in healthcare can play in producing positive patient outcomes and explores strategies to enable effective collaboration amongst these disciplines.
- The benefits of collaboration
- The principles of good communication
- Negotiation and conflict
It is recognised that when inter-professional members of the healthcare team identify their different roles and focus on the best interests of the patient, they can provide collaborative, person-centred care, resulting in significant and real benefits for the person, for those providing care, and the healthcare system as a whole.
If healthcare professionals are unable to collaborate, it can ultimately lead to a breakdown in the provision of effective healthcare. At the very heart of this collaborative process is the nurse, and for collaboration to be efficient and effective, it is critical to understand the nature of collaboration itself, how it can be facilitated and the principles of good communication.
The purpose of this Course is to encourage learners to be more aware of the necessity of efficient collaboration amongst the healthcare disciplines in order to achieve positive outcomes for those in their care.
- Describe the benefits of collaboration amongst the healthcare disciplines
- Describe the factors that result in effective collaboration
- Identify the key elements of good communication between peers and other disciplines
This Course is designed for any registered nurse or other health professionals including those working in management positions.
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Peripatetic and always intellectually restless, Darren Wake has pursued varied careers in journalism, media production, academic philosophy and nursing. As a nurse, he worked in the speciality areas of critical care, community care, remote area healthcare and education. As a formally qualified academic philosopher Darren taught undergraduate units in law and ethics in healthcare, although his principle research focus revolved around logic and the philosophy of language. Darren’s media production output can be found scattered about the Ausmed website and in his long forgotten days as a word monkey, he wrote for European publications such as The Scotsman, The Great Outdoors, Country Walking and The Times. In 2014 Darren consulted to the Department of Health for the development of Consumer Directed Care policy and guidelines for remote area communities in the Northern Territory. These days he is the managing editor of a small independent publishing company based in the United Kingdom, and lives in Tasmania. In his spare time, Darren is currently studying a formal course in celestial navigation, just in case the inevitable zombie apocalypse messes with the world’s GPS satellite system.
The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.