Value of Interprofessional Care in Healthcare Team

Subject: Healthcare Institution
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The value of working with other healthcare professionals lies in the sharing of experiences of best practices that are only accessible to certain areas of practice. Some professionals are exposed to the emotional side of care while others to physical, and the exchange of experiences leads to the formulation of new and integrated approaches. Specific benefits include improved efficiency and promotion of partnerships, while limitations include the lack of trust or the difference in goals and priorities. The assignment helped to acknowledge the need for ongoing collaboration and exchange of information as a means to improve care efficiency. Asking questions and sharing experiences is essential for both personal and professional development.

Role Clarity

  • The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SPP) within the healthcare team is to provide guidance and interventions for patients with issues covered by their expertise. In the care pathway, the patient is the subject of continuous disorder management, e.g., a social communication disorder.
  • The role of the practical nurse differs from the role of the SPP because they offer a more comprehensive list of services. An SPP’s care is more specific, targeting speech disorders or language disorders. The overlapping of the roles occurs during patient support and advocacy. E.g., offering guidance on social adjustment or referring to community services.
  • The role is to acquire as many skills as possible for enduring successful and comprehensive care. A difference in skills is important because of the wide variety of patients with unique needs coming to seek healthcare.

Team Functioning

Chosen IPE Member Practical Nurse Student Client
  • Qualitative communication and assessment;
  • Individualized patient program;
  • Patient observations/consultations;
  • Plan development.
  • Vital signs monitoring;
  • Taking patient histories/documentation maintenance;
  • Assisting with tests and procedures;
  • Personal care provision.
  • Verbal reports;
  • Medication administration;
  • Appropriate care documentation;
  • Patient emotional support and education.
  • Self-care;
  • Provide information about health;
  • Administration responsibilities;
  • Following recommended treatment.


  • The focus on the client is due to the ultimate goal of improving patients’ health and overall well-being. In their relationships, based on mutual trust and respect, nurses and clients work together toward that goal,
  • The importance of family is linked to its capacity to offer emotional and psychological support to patients undergoing treatment. Families can also help patients stick to nurses’ recommendations or provide important health information if needed.
  • The indicator is important because it helps create a culture of learning, identify and fill knowledge gaps, generate creative and innovative ideas for patient-centered care, enable improved decision-making, as well as boost efficiency and nurses’ competence.


Interprofessional work is needed on a continuous basis because the advantages outweigh the limitations. The two reasons include the possibility of reducing errors and inefficiencies and lower healthcare costs (Reeves, 2016). The first reason, reducing medical errors and inefficiencies, is about learning from mistakes and past communication gaps that led to the reduced care quality and poor patient outcomes. The second reason is concerned with the possibility of lowering the average time of stay at the hospital due to the increased care efficiency. Interprofessional collaboration has also been shown to prevent delays in treatment.

Group Process

Continuous feedback was given during the assignment’s completion to ensure that all opinions were considered. All ideas were combined into one, and then the group pointed out the best parts were highlighted to form the answers to the questions. It was important to distinguish the most relevant and concise answers.


Reeves, S. (2016). Why we need interprofessional education to improve the delivery of safe and effective care. Interface (Botucatu), 20(56), 185-196.