Inter-Professional InterviewStudent’s NameInstructor’s NameInstitutionCourseDateInter-Professional Healthcare Provider InterviewThe purpose of this assignment is to recognize opportunities for effective inter-professional and intra-professional collaboration to optimize opportunities for the development of respect and trust with healthcare members.This will be a written paper (minimum of 3 pages including the title page – so 2 pages of content with 1 page the title page) with a transcription of interview questions and answers with title page (reference page is not required). Additionally, the student will describe how communication and collaboration is facilitated through inter-professional relationships and offer a description of different perspectives to promote safe and quality care.The student will interview a healthcare professional provider with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree [CAN NOT be a nurse]. The interview will be transcribed using Question and Answer format. Examples of healthcare professional providers to interview may include: MD, DO, Social Worker, Counselor or Therapist, Chaplain, Administrators, Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian, Physical therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, etc., or any other professional having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or greater. Please check with faculty if you are in doubt of who to interview.The process and a list of required interview questions is provided below.You may ask additional questions (encouraged) of the interviewee to gain more information about collaboration and the promotion of building relationships and teamwork.Identify the health care professional and schedule a mutual time to meet with them. The interview should be limited to 15 to 30 minutes.Introduce yourself and the purpose of this assignment when scheduling the interview.Summarize your interview and conversation with the healthcare professional.Provide a transcription of the interview and a summary with a minimum of 2 pages.A title page is required and NOT INCLUDED in the minimum page count. (Reference page is not required). You DO NOT need to credit or provide citations for the individual being interviewed.The assignment requires an introduction that should include:Identification of this individual using initials or pseudonym (do not use their name)their position and titleage rangegenderinclude why you selected this person to interview and how this person’s role contributes to your nursing practice. Interview:Interview questions must be asked, and their responses must be included in the transcription of the interview. List the formatted interview questions followed by the responses. You are encouraged to seek clarification or more information with any of the questions.Q1. What is the educational preparation for your specialty or profession?Q2. What continued education requirements are you required to have initially and to maintain your credentials? This might be licensure, certifications, competency verification, continued education requirements, as well as cost and frequency for ongoing education.Q3. What practice model do you follow? (In nursing we use the nursing process and approach the patient care from a holistic perspective.)Q4. What professional organizations are you a member of and do you participate in them as part of your profession? Q5. How would you describe the characteristics of a caring encounter?Q6. What attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors are needed to develop professional partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork?Q7. What is your role in collaborating and creating teamwork with nurses and other healthcare team members?Q8. What is your familiarity with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies (QSEN)? Why are competency measures important in your professional practice? Q9. How do you determine the desired outcomes for your caring encounters?Q10. What is your perception of the nurse’s role in promoting collaboration, teamwork, and determining patient care outcomes?Q11. What has changed most significantly in providing care in your professional role?You may include other questions or points of conversation. This information needs to be included in your interview summary.Summary / Concluding Paragraph:Describe the most interesting take-away about your interviewee’s professional role in providing patient care and improving health outcomes? What did you know or expect? What surprised you? Describe how this information and experience contribute to your role as a professional nurse to collaborate and promote teamwork to improve health outcomes. How did this experience help you to consider skills as a professional nurse leader?Answer: in this procession, once you have been completed you master’s degree and issued with a license, furthering your education becomes a necessity to keep you afloat and current practices in the field. This is because social work is a dynamic field and therefore there is not a given time education will be over. Depending on your states, sometime you may be required to take additional training up to a fixed number of hours. However, it is a must to take additional training on topics like social work ethics. Seminars and conferences are some of the places I get more training for free. Q3. What practice model do you follow? (In nursing we use the nursing process and approach the patient care from a holistic perspective.)Answer: I follow Task-Centered practice which is also known as social work evidence-based model. This model is a four-step process that is the definition of the problem at hand, establishing objectives, working on your objectives and lastly reviewing the goals/ objectives.Q4. What professional organizations are you a member of and do you participate in them as part of your profession?Answer: every social worker doesn't need to be a member of every organization. For me, I have joined organizations such as The National Association of Social Workers, Clinical Social Work Association, International Federation of Social Workers and The Society for Social Worker and Research. Q5. How would you describe the characteristics of a caring encounter? Answer: caring encounters greatly influenced by the diversity of the person’s responses, the nurse’s level of workload as well as both the nurse and the client's personal preferences. The relationship between a client/ patient and an encounter will be determined by the client’s prior experiences with the encounter. Therefore is the client perceives the encounter to be compassionate and caring, the client’s will feel more worthy and his/ her dignity is valued and therefore able to express themselves more openly. It is the nursing’s practitioner’s responsibility to know the client well enough to be able to provide efficient care. This is because every client is unique form others and this is a basic requirement for the encounter to give more relevant services which meet the client's unique needs. The encounter spiritual presence is also required. This means being there for the client in all times of needs for emotional support. The encounter’s physical presence is also needed to guide the client. Q6. What attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors are needed to develop professional partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork?Answer: the nursing profession is like a profession like any other. Therefore respect and being trustful are the most basic characteristics required for the practitioner to promote teamwork and collaboration. When working in a team, you must as well present the highest sense of responsibility especially when pursuing a common goal. Q7. What is your role in collaborating and creating teamwork with nurses and other healthcare team members?Answer: in most of the cases I like taking the organizing role. This is because this role put me in a position where I can oversee and organize responsibilities based on the members’ areas of specialization. Q8. What is your familiarity with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies (QSEN)? Why are competency measures important in your professional practice? Answer: QSEN is one of the most important nursing concepts every nursing student is required to familiarize with. QSEN is a movement that has been established to help nurses to redesign nursing service depending on what services they are needed in the health sector and how to provide them effectively. QSEN is very important in that it equips nurses with skills and knowledge which is required to improve both qualities as well as the safety of the healthcare systemsQ9. How do you determine the desired outcomes for your caring encounters? Answer: the desired outcomes for caring encounters are determined by the set objectives and the level of the encounter’s cooperativeness. Q10. What is your perception of the nurse’s role in promoting collaboration, teamwork, and determining patient care outcomes? Answer: I think that nurse’s compassion and sense of responsibility are the most important roles in encouraging collaboration for all team players to achieve the desired health outcomes. Q11. What has changed most significantly in providing care in your professional role? Answer: definitely technology. I believe I have been in the nursing profession for long and there have been massive technological changes which have made the nursing profession better and most efficient. ConclusionFrom the interview, I was able to understand the nursing professional roles in a wider perspective. Before the interview, I did not know how much involving and interesting the profession is in terms of education. Mr. Barack has made me realized that keeping updated on healthcare technological changes is crucial. In terms of team work, it is my responsibility to demonstrate the highest level of trust and responsibility to my fellow team members.
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