This topic is all about you and your transition to professional practice. Throughout your nursing degree you will have learnt many nursing skills and practiced them in your Professional Experience Placement opportunities.

This topic is all about you and your transition to professional practice. Throughout your nursing degree you will have learnt many nursing skills and practiced them in your Professional Experience Placement opportunities. In the process of gaining these skills you will also have noticed that the health care environment can be challenging unpredictable and that different skills are required to navigate the system effectively in order to optimise patient care. You already have many resources to cope with these challenges.
Strategies have been identified which build the capacity for resilience which are critical to both leadership and also for transition to professional practice. Your preparation physically psychologically emotionally socially and spiritually is all within your control.
You are our future leaders so please embrace the opportunities provided.
We look forward to working with you!
Study plan: Module 5 Becoming part of the team and inter-professional practice
This module is designed to prepare you for inter-professional collaborative practice and is designed to assist with further development of collaborative leadership communication role clarification and team functioning. The emphasis is on client and family centred care and this is demonstrated in the video simulation exercise students will complete. Upon the successful completion of this module you should be able to develop further skills in accordance with requirements of NMBA competencies i.e. the domain Collaborative and therapeutic practice of the NMBA competencies (NMBA 2006 pp. 7-9) requires nurses to collaborate with patients/clients and members of the health care team at all levels.
Learning outcomes for this module
The specific inter-professional learning outcomes are based around:
development of collaborative leadership skills
skillful management of relationships
developing further awareness of the factors which affect team functioning
maintaining patient/client and family centred care
developing further inter-professional communication skills
clarify the roles of the inter-professional collaborative team clarification.
Required readings
Text readings
Fitzerald M Moore A & Natera A 2012 chapter 3 Becoming part of the team in Chang E & Daly J Transitions in nursing: preparing for professional practice 3rd edn Elsevier Sydney.
Lumby J 2012 chapter 8 Caring for self: the role of collaboration healthy life style and balance in Chang E & Daly JTransitions in nursing: preparing for professional practice 3rd edn Elsevier Sydney pp. 111-116.
MacDonald MB Bally JM Ferguson LM Murray BL Fowler-Kerry SE & Anonson JMS 2010 Knowledge of the professional roles of others: a key professional competency Nurse Education in Practice vol. 10 pp. 238-242. (Attached)
Nancarrow S Booth A Ariss S Smith T Enderby P & Roots A 2013 Ten principles of good interdisciplinary teamworkHuman Resources for Health vol. 11 no. 19 pp. 1-11. (Attached)
The Advisory Board Company 2013 Collaborating across disciplines YouTube video (1.42 min).
AHC Learning Commons 2012 Interprofessional teamwork YouTube video(2.16 min).
Pre-tutorial activities
ActivityCase study 8.2: Inter-professional collaborative practice scenario
Case study 8.2 (Chang & Daly 2012 p. 123).
You have been asked to work in cardiac rehabilitation following graduate studies in this area. The model of care in the unit is collaborative involving a physiotherapist psychologist social worker doctors and yourself as a specialist registered nurse. In the case conferences you notice that your opinion is consistently ignored despite your expertise in the area. In addition you are never asked for your ideas when difficult situations are encountered.
What steps could you take to change this?
Explore the way an effective collaborative model involving practitioners from several disciplines could work most effectively. See the Nancarrow et al. (2013) eReading.
Who should be at the centre of a collaborative model of care and why?
Tutorial/workshop activities
Activity 1Discharge planning: the importance of family and team collaboration?
Your class tutor will guide you through the following scenario.
Scenario brief as provided by Edith Cowan University.
Gary Mitchel is a 20-year-old man who has experienced a traumatic brain injury during a car accident nine months ago. Garys physical injuries and brain damage have resulted in him having to relearn basic tasks including walking talking and swallowing. Frontal lobe damage has resulted in significant behavioural changes: he is impulsive aggressive and sexually uninhibited which is challenging for the staff caring for him.
Both staff and family are unhappy with the current care environment. The clinical nurse manager arranges a team meeting to discuss Garys behaviour and the choices that need to be made to manage his physical and psychological issues his ongoing rehabilitation and discharge planning.
In class you will view the entire picture as the communication within the health care team transitions from inadequate to effective. You will also have opportunity to discuss the scenario as the case unfolds.
(Edith Cowan University Interprofessional Ambulatory care Program Discharge planning: the importance of family and team collaboration Activity 3Complete the CaseWorld activity
James BatesCritical incident
Consider the Critical incident if time permits.
What resources or suggestions do you have for James in this situation?
What are the clinical governance implications?
Additional resources/videos
University Leicester 2010 Interprofessional team work YouTube video(18.24 min)
University of Arizona-Interprofessional Education and Practice 2012 Stories from interprofessional practice(8.12 min)
The following videos are useful with regard to the nursing role and students considering their future careers in Aboriginal health. The Australian and Canadian experience can be compared.
Waterbyrd Filmz 2008 Nurse TV: Medical ward YouTube video
Canadas CHCs 2010 Hand in hand: interdisciplinary teams in community health centres YouTube video (13.45 min)
NMBA 2006 National competency standards of the registered nurse pp. 7-9
Assignment 1: Part B
Choose three (3) modules that you will contribute for the online Discussion forum (from Modules 3 4 5 8 9 10 & 11):