Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: An Assessment of Patient-Centered Care
nurse practitioner led interprofessional primary care
interprofessional collaborative practice
team based chronic disease care model
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects
The purpose of this DNP project was to describe the extent to which interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) at Ohio State’s Total Health and Wellness (THW) at University Hospital East provides patient-centered care. The IOM’s 2003 Core Competencies for Health Professions was the framework for this project. A survey method was utilized for this evidence-based practice project. Sampling for the survey was a convenience sample of THW adult patients over the age of 18 who had been involved in IPCP care, in the form of TEAMcare. Trained student nurse volunteers surveyed participants over the phone. The Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric patient/client family-centered care dimensions were modified to form the four survey items and one qualitative question for this project. This rubric is designed to assess collaborative competencies with interprofessional students and professionals. Twenty-four surveys were collected from participants reporting either a singular disease or combined disease processes of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and depression. The survey response rate was forty-three percent after one month of data collection with 24 surveys completed and a 70.8% response agreement on three of the four survey items. The results of the 1-5 Likert scale responses to the four patient-centered statements were calculated via a query set up in an Access Database. The mean for all questions ranged between 4.25 - 4.5 on the Likert scale indicating high perceived patient-centeredness. Two common themes emerged from responses to the qualitative question: 1) the team is good and helpful and 2) the team is informative. The results of this project reveal that this interprofessional collaborative NP led practice providing care to an underserved and at risk population with multiple chronic diseases carrying significant morbidity and mortality deliver primary care that is perceived by patients to be highly patient-centered.