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Expanded Journal- Patient Centered Care

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The paper will address and demonstrate applied theory and research. The areas outlined in the journal format and form below will be used. At least four professional references (no texts) should be used in this paper to support your research. Papers must adhere to APA format when indicated, include citations, and should be between 5 – 6 pages long. In addition, provide a reference page with at least four professional sources.

Late papers will be penalized 1 point (out of 20) per day. 

Put your response to the questions directly on this form- Adjust spacing accordingly to fully answer/address each question noting length requirement

1.         Develop an objective that reflects the above corresponding topic and date. (One points)

            Patient centered care is one of the new approaches to clinical care that most, if not all health care institutions seek to embrace. However, the success of the patient centered care approach of clinical care is measured by observing key objectives within the approach. One of the major objectives that initiate and promote change in patient centered care is coordination and communication among the involved stakeholders. As such, this paper will analyze the success of coordination and communication between patients and healthcare providers, between different professionals within the healthcare system, between patients and their family members and finally the coordination and communication between the receivers and givers of care in the health industry (Pelzang, 2010). The success of this objective goes a long way in ensuring effective care and the general success of the patient centered care approach of health delivery. The paper discusses the different mechanisms that the researcher employed to achieve ideal coordination and communication in the process of patient centered health care delivery.

2          Provide a description of the events you encountered in your clinical practicum, which facilitated meeting the objective, and a description of the experience. (2 points)

            In my clinical practice, I encountered two situations that allowed me to exercise my skills in enhancing coordination and communication between care receivers and caregivers during patient centered care. The first instance was a patient who had suffered a stroke and was in no position to give his views on the design of care he preferred. As such, the family members became the key people to contribute towards the effective care of the patient. Stroke is a condition that paralyzes the major parts of the human body, thus rendering the patient inactive. The worst case of a stroke condition affects the brain and it makes the patient unable to recall or comprehend the things that they would do normally. In such cases, the next of kin becomes the person responsible for making the right decisions for the patients. The health care practitioners informed the concerned family members of the available treatment options that could guarantee effective recovery of the patient (Barry & Edgman, 2012). The family members were not well informed on the various health care practices, therefore, different practitioners helped in equipping the family members with the right skills. The family members were allowed to ask questions regarding the various mechanisms that the caregivers suggested. The caregivers considered the different values, family situation, and cultural traditions of the family in choosing the right treatment mechanism for the patient. The health practitioner further equipped the family members with the right skills for home care therapy to expedite the healing process of the patient.

            The second case was a patient suffering from diabetes. Unlike the first case, the patient was well and in the right mind, which allowed him to make decisions about their care without involving the family. The major challenge with this case was the fact that the patient was misinformed on the various risks and threats of diabetes. As such, the first role of the caregiver was to demystify the misconceptions that the patient had to enhance effective communication and coordination. The process of patient centered care in this case required the coordination of efforts between different professionals in the healthcare. Misinformation in healthcare occurs when different professionals within the industry give contradictory information to patients (Epstein & Street, 2011). Therefore, to improve the quality of patient centered care, different professionals within the institutions chose to work together to promote patient empowerment.

            Regardless of the differences in the cases presented above, the collaboration of professionals and the use of electronic devices in service delivery improved the quality of patient centered care in the organization. The process of health care delivery is a rather sophisticated one and it involves professionals from different fields. As such, the collective success of each segment of care delivers translates to the overall success of the organization. The use of electronic devices allows healthcare practitioners to make patients happy and offer the best clinical care at the same time. Coordination and effective communication between different stakeholders during health care ensures that the patients receive their choice of health care (Bertakis & Azari, 2011). Additionally, coordination and effective communication allows healthcare institutions to achieve their main goal, which is to provide effective care to the public.

3.         Evaluate your success in achieving the objective. What facilitated/blocked success? (3       points)

            Achieving effective coordination and communication between caregivers and care receivers is not an easy task. Effective communication and coordination is the backbone of patient centered care. Patients and health practitioners must understand one another to allow for effective patient centered care in the clinical field. In the cases discussed, earlier, the approaches that the health care professionals employed enhanced the success of the objective. The use electronic devices to recording patients’ information and other valuable information enhanced the success of professional coordination in the work place. Consequently, the use of emails and other social media platforms allowed patients to communicate with the health providers and present their views concerning various designs of care. Coordination between professionals was also enhanced by the use advanced technology. The use of computers and other devices to store patient information and the requirements of the care receivers allowed the practitioners to offer consisted services to the patients (Pelzang, 2010). However, the lack of vital information on the topic of health hindered the success of the objective. Some patients insist on receiving a certain type of care that is either outdated or inaccessible. Therefore, achieving effective communication with such care receivers is challenging and it hinders communication in patient centered care.

            The willingness of the various stakeholders to facilitate patient centered care enhanced the success of the objective. The patients and their respective family members were willing to acquire the necessary information concerning their health. Consequently, the care receivers appreciated the use of dialogue to determine the best design of care. The inquisitive nature of the care receivers encouraged the healthcare professionals to acquire more information about the health of the patients. On the other hand, the professional within the health care industry understand the vitality of professional coordination at the workplace. Coordination between professionals enhances the personal success of the practitioners (Barry & Edgman, 2012). Therefore, most professionals within the healthcare industry are willing to work together with the rest of the staff to enhance effectiveness. As such, the willingness of professionals to work together enhanced the achievement of the objective in question.

            The desire of the entire health industry to embrace patient centered health care contributed a great deal in the achievement of the objective. The government via the ministry of health has established various mechanisms such as training programs for professionals to acquire the right skills in patient centered care. Therefore, such programs enhanced the success of the objective by equipping the health care practitioners with the right skills to enhance communication among themselves and with the patients.

4.         What insights into yourself and the role of the professional nurse did you gain? Describe   your thoughts, perceptions, and feelings related to the experience. What areas did you       identify which require additional knowledge/experience? (4 points)

            The greatest insight throughout this process was the importance of building a relationship between the patient and their givers. A strong relationship between a patient and a nurse results in a higher chance of success in healthcare delivery. Patients who understand their caregivers have a better chance of having a successful communication in times of patient centered care. Consequently, patients are more willing to raise their views concerning the design of healthcare to practitioners who show interest in understanding their desires. A good relationship between caregivers is also necessary for the success of coordination and communication during patient centered care. An ideal relationship between practitioners ensures that the health care providers get the right information concerning the patients hence improving the quality of care (Epstein & Street, 2011). The lack of the ideal relationship between caregivers hinders the process of consultation, which is necessary in service delivery. Therefore, it is necessary for institutions to encourage the use of teamwork in service delivery. The teams should involve different professionals in the health institution to help foster an ideal relationship between health care providers.

            My perception of the patient centered care was that communicating with the patients was going to be easy considering the many changes in the health care. For instance, the world is more informed of various health care practices. Consequently, the availability of cheap internet allows people to access the necessary information with ease. Therefore, communication between patients and the healthcare providers is easy because both teams understand the different facets of the health industry (Pelzang, 2010). However, regardless of the availability of information, many patients lack the right information. Fraudulent activities within the healthcare have led people to have less faith in the advice of caregivers. As such, it is difficult for a nurse or any other clinician to have an honest conversation with patients who have varied perceptions on the interest of nurses.

            One of the areas that require additional knowledge is in the vitality of professional collaboration in the workplace. The unity of clinicians alone cannot provide the desired success in the health care industry. Effective coordination and communication can only be achieved by doctors and clinicians work together to promote the success of the practice. As such, institutions must come up with approaches that allow nurses and doctors to work together for the well-being of the patients.

5.         Develop a plan for continued development of knowledge and skills with the stated           objective. Plan should include detailed specific activities describing the corrective action   plan. (4 points)

            The plan for continued development will include a training program that informs the public of the specific issues that govern personal health. To achieve this plan, the health care facility will appoint different groups of professionals publicly to address people with similar health needs. The program will enhance the knowledge that patients have concerning their personal health, which will further foster ideal communication between practitioners and patients. Additionally, the plan will entail organization developments that include the demolitions of the hierarchical structure of the firm that allows division between professionals. The different ranks that people possess in the health care hinder coordination thus affecting the quality of patient centered care. As such, the institution will come up with a strategy where professionals from different fields work together and allow knowledge to flow around the institution (Bertakis & Azari, 2011). Consequently, the health care facilities will devise a plan where doctors and nurses can facilitate the process of patient centered health care delivery in all areas of care. In general, the purpose of the plan will be to initiate an ideal relationship between professionals in healthcare for effective service delivery.

6.         Clarity of expression/grammar/spelling/punctuation/APA format (1 point)

*Adjust spaces so that each answer is fully addressed as a well-developed response.


7.                                 THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT

Research articles (at least 4) to support topic and application of theory to the objective development (5 points).


Barry, M. & Edgman, S. (2012). Shared decision making- the pinnacle of patient-centered care. N Engl J Med 366 (9), 780-781.

Bertakis, K. & Azari, R. (2011). Patient-centered care is associated with decreased health care utilization. J Am Board Fam med, 24 (1), 229-239.

Epstein, R. & Street, R. (2011). The values and value of patient-centered care. Ann Fam Med, 9 (2), 100-103.

Pelzang, R. (2010). Time to learn: understanding patient-centered care. British journal of nursing, 19 (14), 912-919.


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