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  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts at least 150 words APA format sources within 5 years
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Reply to Tiffany

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

Working in a clinical team is a challenging and multi-dimensional experience that can only be accomplished through effective collaboration and team commitment to offering patients the best care possible. I have also experienced the different healthcare teams and the reasons they are practical and ineffective in helping us achieve the expected outcomes through the teams I have been involved with on a personal level.

Open and transparent communication is a critical factor for an effective medical team that provides the best patient care. Members collaborating with good interpersonal skills by listening actively, revealing their ideas openly, and working together on constructive discussions give birth to an environment where informed decision-making can be easily implemented. Effective communication yields information distribution among all team members, which increases the clarity of communication and reduces the chance of miscommunication that could affect patient care (Boehning, 2023).

Another critical factor is the presence of shared goals and a common understanding of the team’s objectives. This equitable environment and collective spirit of compassionate caregiving inspire each member to be dedicated to providing high-quality treatment. Therefore, a unified vision enables collective actions that are more efficient due to the use of skills and expertise, and they are more effective in achieving the desired outcome.

Additionally, roles and contributions should be well-regarded. Everybody uses their private knowledge and perceptions, which are complementary when involved and considered in decision-making, and then the illness care plans become complete. Nevertheless, ignoring suggestions can lead to disagreement on one side and to losing cohesiveness on the other.

High-level leadership is indispensable as it is involved in the direction and control of the groups. An expert manager shapes open communication, solves disputes, assigns duties appropriately, and ultimately ensures that the group always remains focused on the patients’ top priorities. Incompetent leadership results in frustration, careless, and confusion, causing the loss of the team’s potential to manage tasks well.

While good teams tend to be cohesive, collaborative, and innovative, poor teams often show bad communication, a lack of trust and respect among the members, discordant objectives, and incapacity to adapt to new environments (Balogun, 2021). If team members fail to collaborate, hide information, and display counterproductive behaviors, this can create obstacles that prevent the team from operating effectively. They will be unable to deliver care efficiently and thoroughly, which is their primary responsibility.

I have seen both successful and unsuccessful clinical teams, and I know what kinds of teams give the best outcomes. A characteristic of “good” teams is that their members maintain open communication, have shared objectives, show respect for each other, and demonstrate strong leadership. They overcame challenges; they were very flexible and would stretch to get their clients the best quality of care. However, incompetent groups gravitated towards communication barriers, conflicting objectives, and a lack of unity, leading to below-target results and frustration.

The encounter with a patient with intricate care stands firm in my mind. It became evident that the nucleus of the practical clinical team displayed positive qualities that contributed to the excellent communication between the team members, respect for each other’s expertise, and the collective goal of providing the best care possible (Boehning, 2023). By cooperating and working together, they created a detailed action plan directed to many different types of patients needs and, as a result, made him better.

On the other hand, I have also been in some cases when the inappropriate environment and team dynamics stood as an obstruction to the patients treatment. Communication problems, lack of mutual trust, and individuals’ diverse priorities were the reasons for the teamwork’s effectiveness decreasing and caused the quality of the treatment plans. That’s why professionals should do their best to develop teamwork further and create a favorable environment for each other.

The result will be the effectiveness of the clinical team so that the members can understand each other, have agreed goals, respect each other contributions, and have leaders who can lead the other members. Through the protracted process of cultivating such vital elements, teams can make the most of the members’ knowledge and expertise to achieve the optimum outcome for the patients. Suboptimal teams, on the other hand, will most likely struggle due to such disadvantages that may result in poor quality of care.

References

Balogun, J. A. (2021). Leadership of Healthcare Teams, Organisations and Systems: Implications for Curriculum Revision in Medical Education. In Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology for Developing Countries (pp. 689-703). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Boehning, A. P. (2023, March 1). Advanced practice registered nurse roles. StatPearls [Internet].