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Running head: INTERDISCIPLINARY RELATIONSHIPS1Interdisciplinary RelationshipsAshley SmithHCS/525August 22, 2016
INTERDISCIPLINARY RELATIONSHIPS2Interdisciplinary RelationshipsHealthcare professionals are the most highly ongoing trained professionals with skills that allow them to serve patient and families to the best of their ability. Collaboration can bring certain strengths of disciplines to emphasize on patient care and support weakness from another area. When interdisciplinary relationships are effective to an organization, positive feedback can occur such as decrease cost in certain areas, improve patient satisfaction and keeping staff at a happy medium and avoiding conflict. This type of cohesive relationship is a major factor in healthcare organizationsWhen one speaks of collaboration it is often thought of as working together to reach a goal. Gardner (2005) suggests that collaboration is a process in which shared interest or conflict that cannot be addressed by a single individual is addressed by key stakeholders. In healthcare, challenges arise that can be very complex and it requires that a team of individuals who are going to bring different perspectives to better understand if any difference occur. A collaborativeoutcome is the development of solutions that go beyond an individual vision. In other words, those group of individuals may have come together to focus on one goals but in working with often time a more diverse group, innovative solutions for the task at hand or others that succeed far beyond the original plan. Greater diversity can provide for a greater capacity for making complex decisions, where varied interest need to be balanced (Gardner, 2005).No organization can be successful if everyone thinks alike. Poor choices can also be made when no synthesis can occur. Since most are more comfortable with people with similar experiences a conscious efforthas to be made to optimize diversity. Lacking diverse perspectives can diminish the use of available professional resources (Gardner, 2005). Whenever an organization uses collaboration, conflict resolution skills must be developed and implemented. The resolutions can be a focal
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