Continue documenting your Practicum Experiences in your Practicum Journal. Reflect on your Practicum Experiences and relate them to your Professional Goals and Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills that you identified in Week 1.
Week 9 Practicum Experience Reflection Journal
Collaborative practice is what I do present in this essay as the practicum experience. I have observed that patients nowadays have complex healthcare needs that require use of innovative best practice approaches such as collaborative practice. According to my experience a nurse, a psychiatrist, or a physician cannot singlehandedly provide safe, high-quality, and patient-centered care without involving other colleagues, or a multidisciplinary team in provision of patient care and/or healthcare services. I do advocate for all healthcare professionals to strive to work in teams at all times rather than work in direct or parallel competition with each other since it may result in increased cost of patient care and inefficient patient care. However, for a team to function effectively, the roles of each team player must be clear and relevant to make an efficient and effective team.
My key professional goal is to become a useful and prolific team member of a geriatric are unit. I have passion to care for elderly patients who are over 65 years of age. My passion is linked to a family experience in which I was one of the primary care informal care provider to my maternal grandmother for about 5 years until she succumbed to myocardial infarction at the age of 82 years. At the present I believe that I have to improve my communication, cultural and emotional competence skills to be able to work well and associate well with any multidisciplinary team in any given hospital.