Understanding Quality Quality in health care “consist of the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes (quality principles), are consistent with current professional knowledge (professional practitioner skills), and meet the expectations of the healthcare users (the marketplace)” (Buttell, 2007, p. 62). Quality in health care is important in that patient care should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. For these reasons it is important that health care facilities have quality policy procedures as well as following these policies and procedures. In addition, the Institute of Medicine has played a part in improving quality policies by
Inter professional working and practice “Good multi disciplinary working is Key to providing high quality patient care.” Introduction The main aim of this report is to discuss the significance of working within a multidisciplinary team to accomplish the finest patient – centred care. The discussion demonstrated in this report will be achieved, through knowledge gained through practice placement and training to date. The report will focus on the importance of working as a part of multidisciplinary team and how can this achieve the best possible patient care. (Weinstein et al. 2004) have argued that the term multi, “The term ‘multi’ tends to be used where agencies, professionals and team members work in parallel, maintaining distinctive
As a health professional if you want to deliver good quality care you need to communicate effectively and it will also help you to learn the needs of your client this is important because so that the service user knows they are in good hands and it also gives them an idea on what is going to happen. You will learn several new details about the
The intent of EBP is to improve the quality of the care that is delivered to the client. This increased knowledge, whether it is correct or incorrect, is a motivating factor for nursing professionals to have current and correct information available when working with clients in making healthcare decisions. Healthcare professionals, especially nurses, are the touch point of health care and are the key to cost effective quality care. To ensure that decisions are based on sound information nurses must utilize EBR. As technology and research in health care expands, EBP is becoming essential in delivering high quality patient care.
By recognising the centrality of the individual, we empower them and boost their confidence. We will then also able to identify the best ways to help the individual maintain their independence while promoting health and well-being. We will also be able to identify where further help is required and help the individual to use their strengths and abilities for their own benefit. Recognising strengths and abilities also helps build confidence to try new things and to challenge their own disabilities. Person-centred care sees patients as equal partners in planning, developing and accessing care to make sure it is most appropriate for their needs.
They also go on to state that at the heart of healthcare collaboration, is a regard for the wellbeing of the individual, and concern that a service should reflect personal related needs and individual lifestyles. To be able to work collaboratively as a health care team, good communication skills and good working relationships with colleagues, services and agencies are a must in order to make client-centred care a reality (Hornby, 1993). Brewer and Miller (1996), support this by suggesting working collaboratively improves communication and breaks down stereotype’s which is important in a mental health
I communicate with service users in order for them to make their own choices on a daily basis & to make their own choices in regards to their care. As a carer we have Daily life books that I fill out with regards to the service users I have attended to so that information is passed on & recorded for all carers. Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult social care settings. Having effective communication is essential in order for information is clear & accurate. Effective communication helps reduce mistakes being made & makes sure the right care is given to the right people/individual.
The most important of these pillars consist of leadership, vision, and commitment, which led to the implementation of MUSC’s core concepts of respect and dignity, information sharing, participation, and collaboration. The primary belief at MUSC is that the transforming of the patient experience means shifting the paradigm to view healthcare through the eyes of the patient and their family. This view provides the organization with opportunities that will change the way healthcare is provided to each and every patient ("The quality patient experience"). Patient and family centered care is MUSC’s way of changing from the status quo of serving patients and families, to a guiding principle of partnering with patients and their families. Achieving hospital patient satisfaction and providing a quality patient experience leads to satisfied and cared for patients.
This advantage creates a variety of opportunities in different areas of healthcare. It also opens up the potential for participating in and contributing to medical research projects”. (onetonline.com) Another positive aspects of being a nurse practitioner they not only diagnose or treat specific problems, they help the patient and their families understand medical diagnosis and evaluate health care plains with individual patients. They can also help the patients by answering any questions they have about various medical treatments. While helping their patients with the healthcare planning they gain trust and friendship with their patients with this relationship it helps them treat their patients in the long term.
They state that a reflect is to generate knowledge, assist an ability to adapt to new situations, develop self-esteem and satisfaction as well as to value, develop and professionalizing practice. However, Siviter (2004,p.165) explain that reflection is about gaining self-confidence, identify when to improve, learning from own mistakes and behavior , looking at other people perspectives, being self-aware and improving the future by learning the past. In my context, it is important for me to improve the therapeutic relationship which is the nurse-patient relationship. In the therapeutic relationship, there is the therapeutic rapport established from a sense of trust and a mutual understanding which exists between a nurse and a patient that is built in a special link of the relationship (Hark reader and Hogan, 2004, p.243). Besides, Ruesch ( 1961, cited in Arnold and Boggs 2007, p.200) mention the purpose of the therapeutic communication is to improve the patient’s ability to function.