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 interprofessional 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 interprofessional 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: LHION – Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network: Authentic Collaboration – a Journey in Community Networks
Description: This workshop will explore community and neighbourhood networks with a focus on successes and lessons learned from the Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network (LHION). The LHION is a volunteer-based community network that includes over 40 agencies, residents and grassroots community groups serving the 3 distinct communities of Lawrence Heights, Neptune and Lotherton, and as a network, operates in similar and different ways than other Neighbourhood Action Planning (NAP) or Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT) tables. As the LHION looks forward and visions a network that can effectively and efficiently action community priorities, the strengthening of its collaborative capacity, and support resident leadership and involvement in decision making has created the need to transform the network using principles of equity. Participants will hear stories about inclusion and how to build equity in partnerships and also learn of the potential impacts of contributing wholly in community collaborations.
- Kaydeen Bankasingh, Resident Co-chair of LHION; Staff at Unison Health and Community Services
- Zestaline Kim, agency co-chair of LHION; resident; Manager of Community Programs at North York Community House
Title: The family’s perspective: Family-centred care and the interprofessional team
This workshop draws on the true-life story of a family with a young child with Leukemia and their experiences with both hospital and community care. Participants will engage in an emerging case-study to consider how the interprofessional team can facilitate and challenge family-centred care.
Title: Riding the Elephant: Encountering Grief and Loss in a Hospital Setting
Description: Grief and loss are typically associated with death and dying; however, patients and families in a hospital setting can experience grief associated with various aspects of critical and acute health issues. All members of the interprofessional health care team can play an essential role in both recognizing as well as addressing grief and loss. This interactive workshop will examine Alan Wolfelt’s framework for grief and Martin & Doka’s grieving styles and discuss various therapeutic interventions that can be helpful when working with patients and families. Students will have the opportunity to go through case scenarios in a group setting, identifying the role that different health discipline members would play in developing and implementing care plans for patients. This session will also aim to discuss issues associated with countertransference as well as strategies to support the professional in doing this difficult work.
Objectives: By the end of the session students will be able to:
- Recognize how grief can be manifested by patients and familie
- Recognize the role of different health disciplines when facing issues of grief and loss
- Provide resources, support and therapeutic interventions to patients and families
- Discuss the impact of countertransference on health care providers
Amanda Hignell MSW, RSW, and Andrea Dermody, MA, MSW, RSW, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Title: IPE in Action
Description: Effective interprofessional collaboration is critical to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care in both healthcare and community services systems. Interprofessional education is an educational strategy aimed at promoting behavior changes in individuals necessary to be successful in interprofessional collaborative practice.
RU Interprofessional invites all learners in the Faculty of Community Services to join us for an interactive panel presentation focused on what interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) looks like in practice settings. Representatives from leading health care and community services agencies and institutions will speak about interprofessional education and interprofessional collaboration in their institutions.
Title: Introduction to Interprofessional Education/Collaboration (IPE/C)
The World Health Organization defines Interprofessional Education (IPE) as occurring:
“..when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes”.
WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice (http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/framework_action/en/)
In this introduction to IPE/C workshop, students will become familiar with interprofessional education (IPE) and competency-based education (CBE) frameworks, including the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative competency framework, titled ‘A National Interprofessional Competency Framework’. Together, in small interprofessional groups, participants will begin to explore the competency domains and reflect upon on their own professional role in the context of interprofessional practice.
The Ryerson Interprofessional Student Association (RISA) will be on hand to speak to their membership program, and their planned activities for the 2017/2018 academic year.
Facilitator: RU Interprofessional/Sanne Kaas-Mason
- Date: September 19, 2017
- Time: 6pm - 8pm
- Location: KHW 362