Patient Compliance And Patient Education

Topic 1 DQ 2

DQ2: How would you use collaboration to assist in compliance with a patient as difficult as Alma?

Collaboration does not just occur between healthcare professionals. By including the patient in the decision-making process, you can collaborate with the patient as well. Her input will make her more likely to participate in her treatment. Understanding the patient’s goals and perceptions will support the collaboration process and promote compliance (Falvo, 2011). Patient teaching is a method of collaboration. Collaboration with the patient could also reduce the patient’s anxiety and create a comfortable environment.

Collaboration within the interdisciplinary team is also essential. It can prevent mistakes, contradictions and prolonged hospital stays (Berduzco-Torres et al., 2020). Collaboration could prevent other healthcare professionals from making the same mistake of pronouncing Alma’s name wrong and help uphold respect. Alma is having difficulty with compliance so all members of her healthcare team could provide reinforcement for patient education. If the patient is willing to learn and understand her condition, members of the interdisciplinary team should be available and ready to answer questions and provide resources on behalf of all involved specialties. Collaboration could improve the patient’s experience and make them more willing to accept medical care and reach out for help sooner in the future.


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