Healthcare in the United States

Healthcare in the United States is a complex and dynamic environment.  Over the past several years, many agencies both public and private have recognized the new for healthcare professions to improve the level to which we can practice together to adapt to the ever changing and growing demands of healthcare and to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.

As a RN, you have worked in interprofessional environments.  This assignment is for you to demonstrate your competency in this area.  From your current nursing practice environment, identify a situation in which you needed to communicate and collaborate with members of the interprofessional team to meet a patient’s healthcare needs.  Consider the 4 IPE competencies and how they relate to the chosen situation.

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  • Values and Ethics
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Team and teamwork.


Write a 2 -3 page paper analyzing this situation.  The analysis should address the four IPE competencies.

Submit the following:

  • Microsoft Word document; use APA: title page, reference page, 2-3pages of content (not including title or reference pages)

Please use the following sections in your paper:

  1. Introduction – Discuss the importance of IPE
  2. Description – Summarize the patient care situation including the professional disciplines involved in the situation
  3. Analyze the situation. Address each of the four IPE competencies as related to the chosen situation including success and barriers – what worked and did not work.  What could have improved the results is anything? 
  4. Conclusion

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