Chapter 46 - Collaboration

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1

Which of the following statements by a nursing student demonstrates an understanding of collaboration?

  1. “Collaboration is a new way of interacting with physicians.”
  2. “Collaboration means that the care team can make all of the decisions for the patient.”
  3. “Collaboration with patients has been used by nurses throughout the history of nursing.”
  4. “Collaboration is an outdated concept that has been replaced by managed care.”

C. “Collaboration with patients has been used by nurses throughout the history of nursing.”

2

A nurse working in a free clinic has recognized that health promotion for teenagers who are pregnant is needed. The nurse works to develop a team of health care experts in several disciplines from across the region to work toward improving the nutrition of pregnant teenagers. This is an example of what type of collaboration?

  1. Nurse–patient collaboration
  2. Nurse–nurse collaboration
  3. Intraprofessional collaboration
  4. Interorganizational collaboration

D. Interorganizational collaboration

3

Which of the following behaviors by a nurse indicates the effective use of collaboration with other professionals?

  1. Strongly defends own professional role
  2. Avoids conflict
  3. Negotiates with others
  4. Aggressively presents a personal view of a situation

C. Negotiates with others

4

A nurse is explaining why collaboration is valued to a new nurse during her orientation to the unit. Which of the following outcomes is a key patient care outcome that occurs when collaboration is correctly used?

  1. Governmental accrediting agencies give more favorable reviews to the agency.
  2. There are fewer errors that occur in patient care.
  3. Agencies can offer higher salaries due to the cross-training of staff.
  4. Ongoing education is not needed, because other specialties contribute to care decisions.

B. There are fewer errors that occur in patient care.

5

A nurse mentor is explaining the benefits of collaborative practice to a nurse new to a facility. Which of the following research-based benefits is the nurse likely to identify as positive outcomes of collaboration? Select all that apply.

  1. Decreased length of stay for patients
  2. Decreased staff resignations
  3. Decreased use of pain medications
  4. Increased reimbursement from insurance carriers
  5. Increased patient follow-up appointments after discharge
  6. Increased job satisfaction of the staff

A. Decreased length of stay for patients

B. Decreased staff resignations

F. Increased job satisfaction of the staff