Explain what is meant by the term interprofessional collaboration from a nursing perspective.
You have been asked to submit an article to be published in your organization’s newsletter. After careful
deliberation, you have decided to address the topic of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork in
health care organizations, and how teams can be successful.
Complete the following in your article:
Explain what is meant by the term interprofessional collaboration from a nursing perspective. (Do not
simply copy a definition from a dictionary or other resource!)
Describe the characteristics and qualities of effective interprofessional teams in terms of patient care and
Describe the benefits and limitations of interprofessional teams for health care organizations, members of
a team, and patients.
Explain the challenges of working in an interprofessional team.
Describe strategies to help people come together to function effectively as a collaborative team.
Explain how interprofessional teams define success. Consider how the definition might change based on
the types of situations the team was formed to handle.