Interprofessional Interview Directions
Initiate contact with 3 individuals, each from a different healthcare profession than nursing, who are currently active in practice at your facility (these individuals should work with nurses in their daily routine)
Ask each individual if he/she would consent to a 20-30 minute interview with you.
Assure the individual that you will not use his/her name or agency in any written or oral report.
You may provide him/her with a list of questions prior to the interview, but it is not necessary.
Meet with the individual in person or on the telephone. You should not use email to conduct this interview.
Be sure to allow adequate, uninterrupted time for the nurse to provide thoughtful answers.
Engage the nurse in a conversation and ask the nine questions below. Include a professional question of your own.
Include the questions and the interviewee’s responses below the questions.
Answer questions thoroughly in paragraph form.
Write a reflective summary, with a minimum of 3 pages, of the interview questions addressing the following:
What feelings were you experiencing during the interview?
How useful was any advice given to you by the individual? Why or why not?
How will this interview influence your professional goals?
How will this interview affect your interprofessional working relationship?
How do you think the changes to your practice can impact patient care and patient safety?
Gather information obtained from the interview and determine if there are any common themes in the responses.
Submit a 6-8 slide (not including the title slide or references if used) PowerPoint Presentation on the importance of interprofessional collaboration and your collective findings during the interview process. The presentation should contain narration of no more than 15 minutes.
1. What is your understanding of your role in the interprofessional team?
2. What is your understanding of the role of the nurse in the interprofessional team?
3. What do you think are individual characteristics that positively contribute to working in an interprofessional environment?
4. Can you think of any instances of conflict where the interprofessional team could have affected patient outcomes?
5. What do you think are some communication strategies that can be implemented to enhance teamwork?
*Be sure to include your thoughtful reflection at the end after providing the questions and responses. This reflection should be 3-5 pages typed in APA format, not including the title page. For this assignment, you may use the first person as needed.