Discussion: Interprofessional Collaboration

Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO 7)

During the assigned week

Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
Posts in the discussion on two different days
Points Possible
50 points


Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:

Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Integrate outside scholarly sources when required
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Best Practices include:
Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
Enter the discussion often during the week to read and learn from posts.
Select different classmates for your reply each week.
Discussion Questions

Planning for our patients during times of transition (for example hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:

How does your facility promote interprofessional collaboration during times of patient transitions?
What is the role of the nurse inpatient transitions?
What gaps can you identify in this process related to the quality of care? (If you are not currently in practice, please use a previous role or clinical experience in your answers.)

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