Teamworkin healthcare delivery encourages patients’ satisfaction as well asincreasing the morale of the clinicians. However, some factors leadto an uncoordinated care hence increasing healthcare expenses.Transfer of responsibility whereby physician hands over theirresponsibilities for providing care to the specifics patients totheir fellow workmates leads to the adverse event (Mitchell, 2012).This is because of insufficient communication among the physiciansowing to unclear instructions regarding the patients’ care.Additionally, lack of determination among healthcare team increaseshealth costs as employees do not execute their duties accordingly.Uncoordinated healthcare is often exhibited by the individuals wholack team spirit leading to medical errors decreasing the efficiencyof health delivery.
Collaborationin health care delivery along with effective communication averts theunfavorable events emanating from uncoordinated care. For instance,collaboration involves sharing of the responsibility as well asanalyzing decisions to develop and execute plans for patient care.Besides, collaboration amongst physicians, clinicians as well as theother staff members increases teamwork. It makes all employees to beaware of the type of knowledge and skills exhibited by theirco-workers (Mitchell, 2012). This enhances decision-making process asemployees know who to consults regarding various aspects emanating inthe health care delivery. Additionally, effective communication amongthe hospital employees fosters teamwork and encourages continuity aswell as clarity within the healthcare framework. Clear communicationboosts collaboration and team spirit hence minimizing errors at theworkplace. Moreover, collaboration and communication improvesclinical effectiveness and patient satisfaction.
Collaborationin health care delivery promotes teamwork hence boosting healthcareoutcomes. As a nurse, there are several ways one can request themanagement to integrate that uphold collaboration among fellownurses. To start with, as a nurse, one can promote an environmentthat involves positive interactions by avoiding issues such asgossiping and bullying. It leads to the creation of a culture thatupholds respect of fellow workers improving job satisfaction. Also,building a team and assigning goals gets the team member focus onattainment of these goals. The management should keep on evaluatingthese goals to ensure each team member is on track. Enhancingcommunication among employees regarding patient flow or workingenvironment increases morale amongst employees. A nurse may requesthospital management to participate in teamwork adoptions as well asengaging every nurse during the decision-making process (Browning,2011). It results in the creation of positive job atmosphere thatencourages patients’ care. All nurses should be treated equally aswell as appreciated by their fellow workmates and healthcaremanagement. In return, their productivity will increase which resultsto the efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Onthe other hand, stewardship refers to the notion of being ethicallyresponsible for guarding and advancing one’s limited resources. Asteward establishes necessary rules to be followed by thestakeholders and behaves in a manner that exhibits the interests ofboth the public and private segments. Applying these concepts tohealth care delivery, a nurse should always strain to minimizehealthcare costs which improve efficiency. Additionally, nursesshould conform to the established strategies in healthcare to enableachievement of the set objectives. Also, nurses should represent thehospital well this means they should always be ready to treatpatients equally regardless of their race and status.
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