There is a saying “two heads are better than one”. Of course that is just a literal meaning. What it really means is that when we work, it will be completed faster if there are more people who are helping. This is also true in the nursing profession. Nurses should keep in mind that working together as one unit can be beneficial not only for the patients but also for the nursing community.
Collaboration is an important factor in making the nursing profession a success. Each member of the medical care team has a task that they need to do. Of course, one can do it individually but it can be more fruitful if the members of the team will cooperate for the good of the patient.
In order for the collaboration to work one has to make sure that each one is in on the plan. The plan is the blue print on how to help a patient recover. Each one will have a role in the plan and it will not be successful if there are team members who do not cooperate.
Communication is vital in any undertaking. Whatever is the profession, communication serves as an important key to the success of any plans. That is why each member of the medical team should have constant interaction with one another. Talking about the patient's development and what is happening to the patient's plan should be constantly done.
Appreciate the Differences
The reason why we are called individual is just that, we are different in many ways. No one person is the same, so instead of making this as an obstacle for the success of the team, use these differences as a point to make the team work more closely with one another. In the individuality one can discover a common goal.
Perhaps one of the problems why there are people who refuse to cooperate with fellow colleges is the lack of trust. Trust should be enriched. This means that everything that needs to be talked about should be put on the table. Avoiding secrets and not giving complete information can result in the lack of trust and the ruin of trust. Make sure that each member has their say, give their opinions and discuss if there are problems among them. Trust is built and as long as it is practices it can only get stronger in the long run.