Which of the following actions demonstrates the nurse's role as collaborator of care when meeting with a family of an ill one-year-old?
Meeting with all healthcare providers involved in the patient's care and providing the family with information
•The nurse's role as collaborator of care is to coordinate with all members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the patient's care (physicians, physical therapists, social workers, respiratory therapists, etc). The nurse should explain the roles of different services and disciplines to the family and share information with them about the treatment plan.
•Incorrect: Documenting assessment and clarifying incomplete drug orders are also responsibilities of nurses, but these are not examples of how a nurse acts as a collaborator of care.
•Incorrect: Informing the family of the patient's prognosis is the physician's responsibility, but the nurse may provide psychosocial support and answer questions as needed.