assessing and responding to the needs of a patient who is acutely unwell requires high levels of interdependence and integration between health professionals in which team working, coordination, collaboration and networking is fundamental to a patient’s health from hospital admission to recovery and rehabilitation.
To formulate a care plan for Mark, an all-inclusive assessment needed to be done. This was going to ensure that all clinical judgements and decision-making we as required. This needed collaboration with Mark and his family, as suggested by the National Service Framework (2012). The process of completing this type of broad-based comprehensive assessment is necessary but complex and requires nurses and another healthcare professional to have regular clinical supervision. According to Ross (2013), this enables them to understand and interpret the findings in the right way. Furthermore, the DH emphasis the need for practitioners to be skilful when conducting such assessments because any unidentified or incorrect assessment can lead to an unproductive intervention that can result in patients spending more time in the hospital and a greater economic burden for an overstretched