Care is an essential element that organizes any medical activity. For pregnant women, the issue of care is critical because it accompanies the easy course of the pregnancy. The article I researched offers a broad view of interprofessional interactions useful in obstetrics and gynecology. It raises the question of the need for educational seminars for nursing staff. I chose the topic of caring because I want to entirely understand patients in my practice. The article I chose allows me to delve into understanding the doctor-patient relationship.
The article highlights the issue of interprofessional collaboration, which involves personnel from different fields participating in the care of a pregnant woman. Emphasis is placed on the need for partnered care because this is how understanding with patients is achieved (Olander et al., 2018). It is worth noting that the authors of the article also refer to the critical role of communication as a linking component in care. Surveys conducted by the researchers confirmed that employees do not always pay attention to interprofessional communication. Educational programs and workshops are leading tools for regulating team relationships. The authors suggest sessions of five one-day workshops in which medical staff evaluate their communication skills (Olander et al., 2018). They also point out that the workshops improved interactions and were found by questionnaires to be helpful and relevant. The authors point out that there are limitations to the workshops, but they do not interfere with paying attention to the information.
In my opinion, caring is the fundamental element that lays down the principles of any medical practice. The principles of care and nursing are an opportunity to build dialogue: I first realized it during my work in a hospital, where the supervision of an older person was required. It seemed that achieving mutual understanding improved the care person was receiving. This experience gave me a new perspective on how to provide care and why patient contact is so important.
I also want to mention my experience with one of the anesthesiologists I met when I first came to practice in the hospital. I think the anesthesiologist is one of the most responsible professions in which patient care comes first. I asked this man to observe his work – he agreed. He had a patient who needed laparoscopic surgery, and she was very concerned about how it would go. The anesthesiologist reassured her with the right words and took care of her, and I was surprised at the responsibility one has to take for the support given. The demonstration of caring shaped my understanding of how it is woven into medical communication and how to give it correctly.
In my personal life, caring is a source of dialogue and an opportunity to show how I feel about the person. One cannot always find words, but caring actions are both a means of truce and a demonstration of love. Caring surrounded me in my family-a strict father worried about me, and sometimes his words were too formidable. However, he always came to the rescue in school or household things, and such care I greatly appreciated.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that the article under study draws attention to caring as an essential aspect of medical communication. First, the report offered a fresh perspective on interprofessional communication. Secondly, it demonstrated improvement of medical contact through training sessions. Finally, my personal experience also allows me to see caring as a tool for communication and assistance through which successful dialogue is possible.
Olander, E., Coates, R., Brook, J., Ayers, S., & Salmon, D. (2018). A multi-method evaluation of interprofessional education for healthcare professionals caring for women during and after pregnancy. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(4), 509–512.