Define collaboration and differentiate between the various forms of collaboration(multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and interprofessional). Establishthe significance of collaboration in today™s healthcare environment.

 

Define collaboration and differentiate between the various forms of collaboration
(multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and interprofessional). Establish
the significance of collaboration in today™s healthcare environment.

 

Collaboration, Communication, and Teambuilding
Organized flow, logical progression of ideas, and clarity in thought are essential. Please use headings to
separate content.
Grading Rubric Criteria Points
Introduction paragraph (one paragraph). There must be a thesis statement at the end of the
paragraph that tells the reader the purpose of paper and what will be discussed.
/1
Define collaboration and differentiate between the various forms of collaboration
(multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and interprofessional). Establish
the significance of collaboration in today™s healthcare environment.
/4
Discuss essential characteristics of collaboration (clinical and interpersonal competence,
common purpose, trust, mutual respect, value of diversity, humor [Hamric et al.]).
Perform an informal self-assessment of collaborative strengths and opportunities for
development. Rate your collaborative skills on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being extremely
weak and 10 demonstrating excellence. Support your assessment with examples.
Commit to a minimum of two improvement goals based on the Core Competencies of
Intraprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC, 2011).
/5
Identify barriers to collaboration between providers and/or patient. In other words, what
gets in the way of providers working together? Provide an example of a barrier to
collaboration encountered in your practice. How did you address the barrier? If you had
it to do over again, what would you do differently?
/4
Describe a personal experience where interprofessional collaboration was used in a group
to improve patient care, to resolve an organizational concern, or a policy issue. Was team
effectiveness strong? If so, what promoted effectiveness? Based on your leadership
strengths, emotional intelligence, and collaborative skills, what would you have done
differently to further teambuilding?
/5
Conclusions: Summarize the essential points of paper (one paragraph). /1
Total /20
The complexity of today™s healthcare environment requires the expertise of individuals from different disciplines. In

order to meet the IOM™s mandate for healthcare transformation, healthcare professionals must pool knowledge and work

together. Nurses with advanced nursing degrees are expected to facilitate collaborative team functioning and to breakdown

barriers of interprofessional silos. Advanced communication skills are the basis of high performing teams. This unit

offers students an opportunity to synthesize essential evidence and theory related to building effective teams and to

apply new skills in practice.
Begin this unit by watching this interesting video depicting teamwork and cooperation
in Chimpanzees¦

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