ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES: Threaded Discussion
The purpose of this discussion is to promote thought regarding professional relationships. As we care for our patients and their families, we will have to work with professionals from several other disciplines. There has been a focused effort in recent years to educate healthcare students across most disciplines regarding respectful communication and collaborative practice. Reflecting back on your own professional experience and the material found in the Interprofessional Education (IPE) material, please discuss the following points.
1.) What value does IPE bring to patient care? This can be viewed in a quality of life, patient satisfaction, or dollars and cents perspective. Thorough discussion, 15 points; some discussion, 10 points; little discussion, 5 points)
2.) In your opinion, at what point should IPE be introduced into the nursing curriculum? Think pre-nursing, sophomore, etc and please explain your reasoning. Thorough discussion, 10 points; some discussion, 6 points; little discussion, 3 points)
3.) Give an example of how nursing professionals can implement and promote interprofessional behaviors; be descriptive. Thorough discussion, 10 points; some discussion, 6 points; little discussion, 3 points)
4.) Mutual respect and trust are underpinnings of IPE; please give some examples of how these concepts can be incorporated into your communications with other health professionals. Think in the framework of patient hand-offs and transitions of care. Thorough discussion, 15 points; some discussion, 10 points; little discussion, 5 points)
5.) Errors in care are a reality in healthcare; please discuss how IPE can mitigate and prevent errors. Thorough discussion, 10 points; some discussion, 6 points; little discussion, 3 points)
â€¢ Points for posting to others (15 points) (Posted to 3 others with meaningful comments, 15 points; posted to 2 others with meaningful comments, 10 points; posted to only 1 other student or comments were not meaningful, 5 points)
â€¢ Post over several days (15 points) (Posted meaningful posts on at least 3 days, 15 points; posted meaningful posts on 2 days, 10 points; posted only on one day OR posted only on the last day, 5 points)
â€¢ FIRST POST BY 11/22. Remember you do not have to answer all questions in your first post. (10 points).
This discussion is worth 4% of your course grade. There are 100 possible points. Your points / 100 total points = the grade that will be posted. This discussion is based on your opinion so citations are not required unless you refer to ideas that are not your own.