After watching the movie about Lewis Blackman, it became extremely apparent how essential it is for healthcare providers to be transparent from the beginning to the end of each and every patient encounter. It shocked me to see how Helen did not even know the identities of any of the individuals who were walking in through the doors to treat Lewis. From courses, we were always told to introduce ourselves in the beginning and the team role we play with the care of the patient.
Another important point I take away from today was on interprofessional communication. From the domino game, it was evident that efficient communication between physicians, nurses, administrators, and even family members is necessary for the care of the patients. There are many contributing factors that can block appropriate communication such as gender, culture, and hierarchial dynamics. However, with the mindset that everyone on the team is accomplishing the same goal of healing and caring for the patient, these differences should not matter.