NURS FPX 4010 Assessment 2 Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification EN

NURS FPX 4010 Assessment 2 Interview and Interdisciplinary Issue Identification EN

Interview Summary

I happen to work at one of Berkshire’s facilities as a registered nurse Pilgrim Rehab to be precise and acute floor. I have worked there for several years and have a very good working relationship with my co-workers and the administrators. I decided to interview the human resource personal (HR) Mary. She’s responsible for pay roll, employing new staff members and helping employees sign up and receive their benefits as full time and part-time workers. She goes around the building randomly interviewing patients and getting their feedbacks on how they can grade their overall care and stay at the facility. During the interview, the relevant issue at the facility was that patients were not satisfied with their overall care that is from answering their call lights on time to giving their medications on time and getting dressed on time all because of everyday short staff. She did admit that past administration had tried solving this short staff issue collaborating in all aspects to no avail. Also, they had had an interdisciplinary team collaboration regarding this issue of short staff but the problem continuous.

                                                            Issue Identification 

The issue that remains constant in this facility and particularly to the acute care floor is that of short staff. This is a critical issue with regards to patient care, safety and general outcome. The patients need the CAN’s, nurses, NP’s, physical therapies, occupational therapies to recover and get back to their daily lives but this facility is very short staff. Complex patient problems require the collaboration of multiple domains marking interdisciplinary knowledge sharing critical for efficient patient care, ( Boon, Van Baalen and Groenier, 2019). Having efficient patient care with constant short staff is difficult. However, integrating evidence-based practice into multidisciplinary team is to close the gap between knowledge generation and knowledge translation, thereby ensuring the effective collaboration of providers from all disciplines when available. Interdisciplinary approach to short staff is appropriate because it will provide the company with many ideals, reasons why the short staff and a pathway to solving it.

                          Change Theories That Could Lead to an Interdisciplinary Solution

The change theories that could lead to an interdisciplinary solution of short staff is that of MCkinsey’s 7- S Model. The seven S stand for structure, strategy, systems, skills, styles and shared values which are all elements the facility needs to solve this problem of short staff. The Model is less hierarchical and more holistic, allowing people to organize the various aspects they need to address an issue in a way that works best for their approach, (Smith, 2021). This theory could also help solve this short staff problem because it allows interdisciplinary team to share their common worry which is patient care and satisfaction. Short staff is a critical part of patient care. This source is credible because it’s within the last five years.

 Leadership Strategies That Could Lead to an Interdisciplinary Solution

In other to solve an interdisciplinary problem, the leader needs more of a collaborative approach as a strategy because with this a leader who collaborate will get more support and ideas from the team to providing solution to the problem even though success requires the commitment/engagement of both the leader and staff. Ethical leadership strategies play a crucial role in developing nurses’ perceptions of the need and values of patients and in accepting new ways of working to achieve the development of a favorable milieu of patient care, (Lotfi et al, 2018). Increasing the number of staff while improving on the working conditions for those already working will create a positive attitude thereby reducing the number of call out which will improve patient care. This source is credible because it’s within the last five years and the authors affiliated with the department of nursing management, school of nursing.

                                        Collaboration Approaches for Interdisciplinary Teams

There’re no best approaches than communication. In every interdisciplinary team there cannot be collaboration without communication. What the administration at this facility need is to continue communicating with the few staff left seeing how they can refer their friends. Also, the HR can offer referral bonus and sign on bonuses. Communication opens room for trust and understanding without which interdisciplinary collaboration will be difficult and building relations with professionals in other disciplines is better done when communication is smooth. Communication, delegation and teamwork take time and focused attention and require nurses’ managers to intentionally foster relationships of trust and respect between staff and patients, (Heng et al, 2020). This source is credible because it was published within the last five years. The authors are affiliated with research in medicine at LaTrobe university. 


Boom, M., Van Baalen, S., & Groenier, M. (2019). Interdisciplinary Expertise in Medical Practice: Challenges of Using and Producing Knowledge in complex problem-solving. Medical Teacher, 41(6), 668-677.

Heng, H., Jazayeri., D., Shaw, L., Kiegaldie, D., Hill, A., M., & Morris, M.E. (2020). Hospital Falls Prevention with Patient Education: A Scoping Review. BMC Geriatric, 20(1). 

Lotfi, Z., Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, F., Mohtashami, J., & Nasiri, M. (2018). Relationship Between Ethical Leadership and Organizational Commitment of Nurses with Perception of Patient Safety Culture. Journal of Nursing Management, 26(6), 726-734. 

Smith, C. (2021, March 17). Essential Theories of Change Management. Change! Change Management News & Tips.

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