Collaboration as a nursing standard of practice entails association of registered nurses with healthcare consumers or patients, their family and all individuals or groups involved in the undertaking of the nursing practice (American Nurses Association, 2010). Standard entails collaboration for transformation of nursing practice while still delivering positive outcomes via healthcare and information sharing on the healthcare consumers, or their medical situations. The nurses involved in the nursing practice ought to communicate with the rest of stakeholders in the nursing profession including patients, their families, as well as the healthcare providers concerning the required healthcare consumer care together with the role that nurses take in delivering this care to the healthcare consumers (American Nurses Association, 2010). The registered nurses are necessitated to encourage conflict management and participation among the healthcare stakeholders thus providing the basis for undertaking nursing practice. Nursing practice according to this standard concentrates on the exploitation of participation of all stakeholders in order to resolve patient-oriented conflicts. The standard promotes engagement in teamwork and team-building in delivering the most effective approaches to patient care. The nursing practice utilizes this standard in the deliberation of the best models for dealing with patient care through group processes, as well as negotiation techniques among the different stakeholders within the healthcare sector (American Nurses Association, 2010).
In the healthcare sector, graduate nurses have inadequate experience at the hospital setting. Consequently, collaborations are evident with nursing educators aliasing with hospital professionals for generation nursing experience for nursing students. The collaborative efforts will lessen the challenge associated with inexperience within the healthcare sector thus generating positive outcomes. Additionally, the collaboration standard is evident with personal researches on the healthcare setting being integrated into nursing practice through input from the healthcare consumers, families and healthcare providers. The collaborative efforts have seen considerable influence into the current conduction of nursing practice with positive outcomes for consumers and nurses through increased information on certain healthcare concerns. In certain cases, collaboration has transformed into technological practice in which nurses have collaborated with technology providers in improving nursing outcomes for instance through the utilization of PDA.
In certain cases, healthcare consumers or families including healthcare providers may not volunteer the required contribution towards better services. This may arise from infringement of other standards that relate to nursing practice or failure of the healthcare consumer to trust those involved in the nursing practice. Additionally, some healthcare providers have fail to convey the necessary support to the nursing practice despite the efforts offered by nurses in delivering models or approaches that generate positive outcomes. The existing organizational structures within the healthcare sectors and failure of the healthcare systems to embrace changes associated with collaborative nursing may obstruct proper healthcare services to healthcare consumers. Therefore, for better and positive outcomes for this standard, healthcare providers and systems ought to embrace collaborative nursing and other elements that generate positive outcomes for patients. Positive outcomes may be generated through proper relations with the healthcare consumers and assurance from nurses while undertaking collaborative nursing practices.
Registered nurses serve together with physicians, which makes them intermediaries for patients and physicians. The relationship can be considered as collaboration since they work together with physicians to generate positive outcomes for healthcare consumers. Registered nurses are considered patient educators, which imply that they ought to collaborate in their activities with other stakeholders, in order to communicate the necessary information to patients. Registered nurses role relates with the standard, considering that they serve as patients' advocate and are the overall managers and providers of healthcare services within the healthcare setting. Therefore, they ought to act together with all involved parties that are healthcare consumers, their relatives and healthcare institutions to provide positive outcomes and the required consumer satisfaction.