RU Interprofessional would like to welcome you to Interprofessional Education Matters!, an interprofessional workshop created for Faculty of Community Services students, staff and faculty members.
The workshops focus on interprofesisonal competencies, such as team functioning, communication, conflict resolution, client-centered care, role clarification and collaborative leadership. These competencies have been identified by the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative as highlighting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that shape the judgments essential for interprofessional collaborative practice.
The workshops are lead by Ryerson faculty and by community partners engaged in interprofesisonal collaboration.
RU Interprofessional offers a Letter of Engagement in Interprofessional Education to students in the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) who have participated in three (or more) IPE Matters! workshops during the same academic year. Click here for more information about the Letter of Engagement in Interprofessional Education
Title: Culture & Communication in the Interprofessional Context
SickKids is committed to providing excellent child and family centered care, and encourages families to collaborate as part of the interprofessional team to provide high quality care and service to our clients. Within these complex interprofessional environments, issues related to personal & professional culture and communication can arise. Therefore, it is imperative that interprofessional team members develop an awareness of these issues and cultivate the skills required to work collaboratively with different team members. In this 2 1/2 -hour workshop, participants will be encouraged to think broadly about the meaning of culture and communication, from their personal and professional perspectives. Participants will examine these issues in the context of working within interprofessional teams, and their impact on the provision of care to their clients. Finally, there will be a focus on creating a shared understanding of the interprofessional team and on developing skills to manage conflict in these complex work environments.
- Explore the concepts and issues related to culture and communication in an interprofessional setting.
- Articulate the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the provision of patient / client centered care
- Discuss the use of effective communication tools that can assist in creating shared understanding of each other.
- Develop communication skills to effectively address conflict in an interprofessional setting.
SickKids Interprofessional Team:
- Karen Sappleton, MSED, MSW, RSW - Senior Manager, Child and Family Centred Care and Health Equity (Child and Family Relations, Family Centre, Interpreter Services)
- Michele Durrant, BScN, MSc - Advanced Nursing Practice Educator
- Karen Breen-Reid, RN, BScN, MN - Manager, Interprofessional Education
Title: "Doug-centered" care: our story of raising a child with a rare genetic syndrome
Person-centered care is an important competency domain for interprofessional collaboration. When individual community members or families interact with the health care/community services system, they often do so with an expectation that providers of health and community services collaborate to provide person-centered care, service and support. What they might encounter, however, is a fragmented system with professional and institutional boundaries, which is difficult to navigate. A system where the person receiving care or service is not always put at the centre.
In this workshop a community member will share her lived experience, interacting with health care and community services providers, as the parent of a child with a rare genetic syndrome, focusing on the following areas:
- Prenatal care and nutrition
- Labor and delivery
- Communication of a diagnosis
- Inter-institutional transitions in care, from pediatrics, through adolescence and into adulthood
- Relationship between accessing the health care system and receiving care in the community, family-centered care and the importance of the care team
Title: Exploring interprofessional collaboration in post-secondary academic accommodation
Description: This live-actor simulation uses a fictional scenario to help engage participants in reflection and discussion about collaboration within a system of service delivery. In the scenario, the live-actors portray:
- an individual, seeking academic accommodation within a post-secondary academic institution, and,
- persons working within the system of service delivery itself.
Through facilitated discussion in small interprofessional groups, participants will create an Action Plan with the following in mind:
- how the competencies informing interprofessional collaboration can be useful in coordinated service delivery,
- how interactions between the interdependent parts of a system of service delivery can impact the end user,
- whether interprofessional inter-group collaboration can be effective in changing the culture within a system
To explore issues around mental health while learning with, from and about each other across disciplines and professions to develop an appreciation for the different professions and professional lenses
To begin to reflect upon on your own professional role in the context of an interprofessional team and a system of service delivery
Title: Outbreak Investigation: A case study in interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration is integral in healthcare and community service. This workshop puts you into the hot seat during an outbreak investigation. You will be part of the Outbreak Control Team, an interprofessional team investigating an illness in a children’s ward of a rural hospital. Time is not on your side. You have concerned parents asking for answers, you have ill children, you have worried hospital management, you have the local and national media chasing you for answers and, despite all this external pressure, you have to carry out a comprehensive investigation to make sure that you find the right answer.
In this scenario, you need to work collaboratively to understand your own role and scope within the scenario, while integrating other disciplines onto the team, ensuring team functioning, effective communication and client-centered care.
- Richard Meldrum, Associate Director, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University
- Eric Liberda, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University
- Jordan Tustin, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University