DQ 2: From your experience, how can developing strong interprofessional relationships increase collaboration and benefit patient outcomes or organizational initiatives?
From your experience, how can developing strong interprofessional relationships increase
collaboration and benefit patient outcomes or organizational initiatives? What are some ways
you can form an interprofessional team and collaborate with another advanced registered nurse
roles? Make sure to incorporate the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
competencies in your response.
“Collaborative interactions exhibit a blending of professional cultures and are achieved though
sharing skills and knowledge to improve the quality of patient care” (Bridges et al., 2011). I
work normally with patients who have experienced strokes and we collaborate with physical,
occupational and speech therapy quite regularly. Interprofessional Education Collaborative
(IPEC) describes competencies related to roles and responsibilities that state we need to
recognize one’s limitation in skills, knowledge and abilities (2016). We place a lot of trust in
these professionals to safely discharge these patients. Many of the nursing staff is aware that
physical therapists specialize in moving patients so we take their recommendations very
seriously. Patients with strokes can have new deficits and they need education how to adjust to
their new normal. We also work very closely with speech therapy and they help us safely feed
our patients. We use communication tools, as described in IPEC competency CC1, to ensure
everyone is on the same page (2016). We have set forms that lays out how we should have the
patient sit, how they should take their medications and how their food or liquids should be
changed in terms of size or consistency. If you form a trusting relationship with other healthcare
professionals now, as described in IPEC competency VE6, when you advance into your future
role as an advanced registered nures the whole team can benefit because the foundation is
already there (2016). It is important to be aware of other healthcare professionals skills and
competencies and understand that every person has something they can bring to the table to help
patients. As an advanced practice nurse, it is important to know your scope of practice and that
of people you work with to better understand what role everyone has in providing care.
Bridges, D., Davidson, R., Soule Odegard, P., Maki, I., & Tomkowiak, J. (2011).
Interprofessional collaboration: three best practice models of interprofessional education.
Medical Education Online, 16(1), 6035. https://doi.org/10.3402/meo.v16i0.6035
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (2016). Core Competencies for Interprofessional
Collaborative Practice: Report of an Expert Panel. Washington, DC. Retrieved from
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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.
Grading Rubric Guidelines
Demonstrates achievement of scholarly inquiry for professional and academic decisions.
|Application of Course Knowledge –
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles and concepts learned in the course lesson and outside readings and relate them to real-life professional situations
Replies to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week, and posts a minimum of two times in each graded thread, on separate days.
(5 points possible per graded thread)
Summarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week.
|Minus 1 Point||Minus 2 Point||Minus 3 Point||Minus 4 Point||Minus 5 Point|
|Grammar, Syntax, APA
Note: if there are only a few errors in these criteria, please note this for the student in as an area for improvement. If the student does not make the needed corrections in upcoming weeks, then points should be deducted.
Points deducted for improper grammar, syntax and APA style of writing.
The source of information is the APA Manual 6th Edition
|0 points lost||-5 points lost|
|Total Participation Requirements
per discussion thread
|The student answers the threaded discussion question or topic on one day and posts a second response on another day.||The student does not meet the minimum requirement of two postings on two different days|
|Early Participation Requirement
per discussion thread
|The student must provide a substantive answer to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course instructor (not a response to a peer), by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week.||The student does not meet the requirement of a substantive response to the stated question or topic by Wednesday at 11:59 pm MT.|