Care Coordination Strategies

Care Coordination Strategies

Week 5 Discussion: Interprofessional Collaboration (graded)


This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO#7)

Due Date

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 5
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 5


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.

Discussion Questions

Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example: hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:

  • How does your facility promote interprofessional collaboration during times of patient transitions?
  • What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
  • What gaps can you identify in this process related to quality of care? (If you are not currently in practice, please use a previous role or clinical experience in your answers.)