Impacts on an Interprofessional Team

Discussion: Impacts on an Interprofessional Team

As you have seen, an interprofessional team approach provides a constellation of benefits for patients and providers, and this occurs within various aspects of healthcare. For example, in the case of cancer diagnoses, determining timelines, treatment plans, and support can be done much more efficiently when taken on by an interprofessional team. Conversely, interprofessional work can be challenging, and, from some perspectives, it can have a negative impact. For example, some patients can feel overwhelmed by a team of healthcare providers, which could cause anxiety, confusion, or a feeling of powerlessness.

In this Discussion, you will consider one aspect of healthcare and how interprofessional teamwork impacts that area both positively and negatively.

To prepare:

Choose one of the following topics and find a scholarly article in the Walden Library that deals with the topic in the context of a patient-centered, interprofessional approach to healthcare.

  • Reimbursement
  • Efficiency
  • Economies of scale
  • Pay for performance
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Team learning/Learning from each other


Post a comprehensive response to the following:

  • Summarize the article that you found that deals with your chosen topic and include the article citation in your post.
  • Explain how you think a patient-centered, interprofessional approach can influence or is influenced by the factor you have selected. You should consider both positive and negative effects.
  • Support your response with the Learning Resources and other scholarly readings. Your Discussion post should follow APA guidelines and have proper formatting.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

minimun 350 words.