The Dimensions of Interprofessional Practice
Inter-professional practice is “two or more professions working together as a team with a common purpose, commitment and mutual respect” (Freeth et al. 2005)
Throughout this reflective commentary using a broad range of literature, I will be critically analysing the unique role of the nurse in contribution to the interprofessional team, evaluating the contribution of all members of the interprofessional team in providing holistic care to patients, identify and demonstrate decision making and problem solving processes associated with interprofessional practice, engage in and examine the effective of collaborative activities and reflect on and learning and transferring newly gained knowledge into my own area of practice.
The NMC Code (2008) charges nurses to protect confidential information, and to only use, it for the purposes given – for their treatment. Therefore all patients and events mentioned in this essay are inspired by real patients and events, but names, locations, dates and other details have been altered or obscured to make identification impossible

Analyse the unique role of the nurse within the interprofessional team: What happened?
Making a Difference (DOH 1999) suggests that effective care is the product of interagency working. Professionals working in collaboration provide care which is designed to meet the needs of the patient.
During my negotiated placement on the Critical Care Unit, I was offered the opportunity to work in a variety of different situations, with both the chronically and acutely ill patient. Throughout my experience I worked interprofessional with a range of different professionals. I felt that working with nurses of who had much experience and were giving evidence based care would be highly beneficial.  
As part of the Critical Care Team I had the opportunity to work within a large variety of specialities both independently, as part of a nursing team and an interprofessional...