Management, influence and power
Team collaboration, professional communication and automatic scheduling have been a problem in the nursing profession. In the present system of healthcare delivery, models of patient delivery are done in varying levels of occupational training and educational levels. Within a four day course of treatment, a patient might interact with over 50 different employees and this is for the purpose of effective treatment. However, because of working together, there are reasons that nurses working in a team should have to increase trust, team communication and partnership in service delivery (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzer 2011). Effective clinical practice calls for sharing critical information accurately and timely for all members within the team. Because team collaboration is needed for effective practice, healthcare professionals must design clear orders at every time, avoid telephone communication and ensure information is not exaggerated in the process of information delivery. A fundamental strategy in sharing effective communication should also be developed hierarchical structure. That is, the flow of information should be initiated at the top of the hierarchy and flow down to other departments with the same order of message. Sending the same message across all departments reduces errors and conflict while increasing influence and power of nurses to act on the specific message.
Night shifts can be stressful and busy for nurses because of lack of energy to focus and be attentive the following day. For nurse meetings, it is essential that the hospital keeps a fair routine for all nurses. For instance, to have the night shift refreshed from a week of hard work, there can be a different team that takes up night shift every weak to relieve the other group of tiresomeness of working at night (Hills 2013). In convenience of sharing, communication routines should be set up in a way that will not affect the concentration patterns of those from night shift. For instance, nursing organizations can have consistent meeting at the beginning of the week, say on Monday morning so that both groups can attend with convenience. Additionally, the hospital can also have information printed on papers and taken round different departments for them to read and sign that communication has reached them.