(Answered) NR451 Week 5: Interprofessional Collaboration

This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO#7)

Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example: hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:

  • How does your facility promote interprofessional collaboration during times of patient transitions?
  • What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
  • What gaps can you identify in this process related to quality of care? (If you are not currently in practice, please use a previous role or clinical experience in your answers.)


Interprofessional collaboration is regarded as one of the most critical aspects in the realm of the healthcare organization.  According to Karazivan et al. (2015), this is mainly attributed to the fact that it makes it possible for healthcare practitioners of different professions to work together towards achieving a common goal. Taking this into account, one of the main areas that demand interprofessional collaboration is a patient transition of care. This entails the movement of patients between healthcare practitioners, settings, and home. The transition of care is to a considerable extent attributed to the need for change due to the change of patient’s condition (American Nurses Association, 2015).  ….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5