To aid in treatment planning, there is a need for effective communication within the various health care team to foster unity and direction. This will also work to eliminate bias and differences within the various professionals involved in handling the patient (Weller, Boyd & Cumin, 2014).
The team must ensure that the question of what the treatment plan entails, what people make decisions, and who should be informed about the decisions are met (Weller, Boyd & Cumin, 2014). Additionally, to identify proper treatment plans, the health care providers, despite their differences must focus on some basic questions. One of them is what the client is doing that influence their ability towards recovery, and what they need to do to differently to change unhealthy behavior. Another question is how to help the patient adopt new behavior (Seeman, 2015). This collaboration and communication between providers will propel care towards achieving treatment success and result in minimal conflict with a clear role for each professional involved in the treatment plan.
Role of the Family
The family plays a crucial role in treatment plans. They provide information in the initial assessment by providing information on changes that the patient may be unaware (Castedo & Doorn, 2018). They also meet often with health care providers and play an important role in treatment by reminding the patient on drug adherence, monitoring new symptoms, and support the patient towards achieving desired treatment outcomes (Castedo & Doorn, 2018). Therefore, it is important for family involvement in diagnosis and treatment plans.
To foster respect, trust, and collaboration, proper communication is inevitable (Sedam, 2015). Proper communication skills enable team members of each other’s skills and knowledge towards continued improvement in decision-making. Through an interdisciplinary team focused on better patient outcomes, it is possible to come up with interventions based on multiple assessments and treatment protocols that enhance individualized care fit for a particular patient (Sedam, 2015). This is possible through proper record systems, regular forums to discuss downfalls, and come up with communication systems in which to operate (Fulmer & Terry, 2016).
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