Through collaborative efforts with other healthcare professionals
Through collaborative efforts with other healthcare professionals, interdisciplinary teams focus on improving individual,
family, and community well-being. Therefore, your role within this interdisciplinary team becomes crucial. To be prepared to
participate in a global se#ng, an understanding of your role as a healthcare provider func!oning as a member of an
interdisciplinary team is required.
By investigating scholarly literature, you will answer the ques!ons: What are the professional requirements and scope of
prac!ce of a person who fulfills your role on an interdisciplinary team in the specified country? What do you need to prepare
to func!on in your role competently? What ac!ons would be performed by your role on an interdisciplinary team? What is
your role in an interna!onal context?
Cra$ a short paper by iden!fying and comparing your role on an interdisciplinary healthcare team in the United States with
the same role in two other countries of your choice. Note that you should cite at least three scholarly sources from your
inves!ga!on. The evidence should not be older than five years. To access the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing—Graduate, go to
the Start Here sec!on of the course.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
- United States of America: Analyze your role in the United States in terms of its func!on and required prepara!on, as
well as its importance in suppor!ng a culturally competent, interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Func!on: Describe the professional requirements and scope of prac!ce of a person who fulfills your role on
the interdisciplinary team in the specified country. In other words, what is the func!on of your role on the
interdisciplinary team? What tasks can be an!cipated, and how might those ac!ons facilitate the func!on of
Prepara!on: Consider the prepara!on required to func!on in your role competently. In other words, what
skills and supplies are required to perform the role appropriately in the specified culture?
Cultural Competence: Assess your role as a culturally competent health worker on the interdisciplinary health
team in the specified country. What is required for a person in your role to be culturally competent? For
example, what are the unique cultural characteris!cs that should inform your prac!ce? Describe the impact of
a culturally competent interac!on among healthcare workers on the team. How might a lack of cultural
awareness or sensi!vity nega!vely impact team func!on?