Lesson 13 Discussion with studentsYou must provide constructive feedback on 2 other posts
!st students discussion
Team-based care is "the process of creating teams with a variety of health professions represented, including physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, pharmacists, social workers and others" (p.5). Having served as a hospital chaplain for nearly 20 years, I have witnessed the importance of team-based care. When every member of the clinical team is committed to the process, team-based care saves lives, gives the health institution its due credit in caring for the patient etc. As a chaplain, I have attended so many family meetings with other care members including social worker, NPs, Drs, palliative, hospice, residents, attending, etc. Often times, the reason for the meeting is centered around "end-of-life decision" or "goal of care". Above all, such meetings empower the patients and/or their representatives by providing them with valuable knowledge from different perspectives of the attending departments of the team members. By empowering the patients, they are able to become active and informed participants in their care. I have also been to such meetings, where clinical team members serves as 'advocates' to patients, such as situations where family members seem too quick to "pull the plug" for someulterior motives
. Therefore, I believe that team-based care is so important because every member of the team ultimately speaks for the benefit of the patient from their own unique specialization.
2nd students discussion
Team based care is a healthcare model that endorses the partnerships of patient and families working together with one or more healthcare providers, and other team members across multiple settings to identify, coordinate, share goals that meet the needs of patients. It is basically a collaboration of healthcare providers in order to provide the best available standards of care to patients.There are many important advantages that team based offers. Team care helps manage patients suffering from multiple health problems. Team work helps to reduce medical errors, improved patients satisfaction and outcomes, increased professional accountability, improves engagement in the workplace. If the healthcare professionals work together, it will help in promoting a healthy working environment for healthcare professionals and patients. healthcare providers who are happy with their work hence offers a quality service to members.