Collaborative Practice in Nursing Case Study by Peter Pen

Collaborative Practice in Nursing
This paper discusses collaborative practice in nursing by using a case study of the labor and delivery of a 16-year old woman.
# 64373 | 1,395 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005
Published on Mar 08, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper explains that the health care field has developed collaborative practice in which each member of various professions within the health care field, including physicians, nurses, ancillary departments, patients and patient families, works together by sharing knowledge and insights on how to deliver high-quality patient care. The author points out that nursing diagnosis is classified as a language for nursing to standardize its practice, which allows nurses to work towards patient care in a uniform pattern by providing the nurse with a plan and interventions. The paper stresses that the primary difference between nursing diagnosis and collaborative care is that nursing diagnosis is intended for the nursing community solely; whereas, all healthcare fields work together in collaborative care.

Table of Content
Case Study
Collaborative Practice
Obstetric Physician and Nurse
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse
Patient and Family
Social Worker
Nursing Diagnoses and Collaborative Problems
Nursing Diagnosis
Collaborative Problems
Potential Barriers to Successful Collaboration

From the Paper:

"Due to the fact that meconium was noted in the amniotic fluid, the LD nurse will collaborate with the NICU nurse at the onset of delivery. The NICU is extensively experienced with more critical issues concerning newborns. Therefore, the NICU nurse will take the first look at the newborn to make sure there are not any indications requiring more specialized care. If needed, the NICU nurse will transport the newborn quickly to the NICU unit. Even though in this situation the presence of the NICU nurse is more precautionary, her presence is important for the safety of the newborn."

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