Thenursing practice involves a continuous process, and one person cannotdispense intensive care given to practice that. In that case, it isimperative to attain the best levels of coordination, communicationand work together as a team for purposes of efficient care topatients (Slatyer, Coventry, Twigg & Davis, 2015). As so,interdisciplinary collaboration acts as a suitable way towards therealization of targeted goals as it comprises the involvement of twoor more persons from different professional backgrounds to form acomplex phenomenon to aid in the achievement of the set missions.Indeed, it has become increasingly acceptable that physicians, thenursing practitioners, and the other health care workers forge aninterrelated team that is inseparable in their quest to offerservices to the people. The said arrangement may be a departure fromthe traditional system of general health care where the patients areattended to in a manner that lacks integration of varied professionaland only concerns the management of chronic diseases, dispensing ofappropriate medication and the attendant observation of the progressby nurses. On the contrary, the interdisciplinary collaboration takescare of other aspects of neglected healthcare that include preventiveservices, oral, substance abuse prevention and management servicesand mental health besides the capacity of the workers to deliver onthe expanded needs holistically. The steps taken thereof would mostlycall for a collaborative effort from experts in other areas ordisciplines.
Accordingto Toth (2015), it is certain that Lavine’s theory presents acomplementing approach to the idea of interdisciplinary collaborationsince she argues that for efficient delivery of healthcare, a humanbeing must be seen all-rounded perspective and the integration of allfacets that contribute to the general needs. The consideration isequally in tandem with the nurse`s code of ethics which forms a basisfor the legal examination in the process as it lays the mechanisms toensure that quality is guaranteed besides the recognition of one’sinherent dignity, worthiness, and other related unique attributes ofa person. The code asserts that a nurse’s central commitmentapplies to the sick. The rationale is that any intended improvementin the health practice cannot be considered beyond the interests ofthe care receivers, and any attempt to the effect can only work forthe benefit of the patients.
Inconclusion, the need for an inter-professional learning has turnedout to be a necessity in the desire to care for the sick clients asmany state in the US have made adapting legislation which pass themuch needed legal standing for the undertaking. For instance,Tennessee State has in place such guidelines in the nursing scope asper the Nurse Practice Act, to make the practice of combineddisciplines to take effective root in operations. Also, the PublicChapter 832 authorizes a collaborative practice pact and defineslegal bounds for physicians concerning chemists and health carespecialists with relevant prescriptive ability.
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