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: Indigenous Trans Intersectionality: Lack of Support, Resources, and Inclusion. Shifting the Dialogue from “Don’t Worry, We’ll Make it Work”
Description: This live-actor simulation uses a fictional scenario to help engage participants in reflection and discussion about role clarification and collaboration within a system of service delivery. In the scenario, the live-actor will portray a family member of an Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth currently seeking safe housing in Toronto.
Each interprofessional group will simulate a service coordination meeting in a community agency, reflecting on their own professional role and how it applies to the shared delivery of care/service to the client, keeping the following in mind:
- how the competencies informing interprofessional collaboration can be useful in coordinated service delivery,
- whether interprofessional inter-group collaboration can be effective in changing the culture within a system
Issues explored will include: inter-group bias, the importance of cultural humility, critically assessing the power/privilege involved in service relationships with Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth, identifying barriers to service for Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth, the entrenchment of white settler colonial oppression within service practices, an orientation towards a desired-based versus a damaged-based framework, centering the voices of Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth, youth participation in service delivery creation, and youth-led models of care.
- To begin to interact with and become exposed to the perspectives of our professional colleagues in order to develop an appreciation for the different professions and professional lenses.
- To start to think about how to engage with Indigenous trans youth in service need identification, service delivery creation, and program development.
- To start to identify potential service delivery needs of Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth.
- To start to identify the barriers to accessing services across professions and sectors for 2-Spirit trans youth.
- To start to understand how to overcome these barriers in ways that center Indigenous 2-Spirit trans youth voices.
- To start to understand how service delivery reinforces white, eurocentric, settler, cisgender privilege and to think about how to challenge these processes.
- Julie James, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child and Youth Care
- Susan Preston, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor & Associate Director, Field Education, School of Social Work
- Sanne Kaas-Mason, MA, Project Manager RU Interprofessional
- Megan Lewis, B.A Child and Youth Care, M.A Candidate Public Policy and Administration
The planning group and workshop facilitators gratefully acknowledge support from the Ryerson University Aboriginal Education Council. This support allowed the facilitators to work with consultant Tori Cress.
Title: IPE Case Competition
Description: In this RISA-led IPE Matters! activity, participants will be working in small interprofessional teams to engage in an interprofessional case competition.
Teams will be given a written case, suitable to learners from across the nine Schools in the Faculty of Community Services, and asked to formulate a response, informed by their disciplinary knowledge and the CIHC Interprofessional Education competency domains (person-centered care/service, role clarification, team functioning, collaborative leadership, interprofessional communication and interprofessional conflict resolution).
Title: Hannah's story. An interprofessional case conference.
Description: In this workshop, a live-actor simulator will portray Hannah, who is living in precarious housing with her partner, teenage son, and toddler, and have recently experienced a decline in quality of life and transition into poverty.
Through facilitated discussion in small interprofessional teams, participants will simulate a service coordination meeting in a community agency, reflecting on their own professional role and how it applies to the shared delivery of care/service to this client. Participants will further explore how the competencies informing interprofessional collaboration can be useful in coordinated service delivery,
- To begin to interact with and become exposed to the perspectives of our professional colleagues in order to develop an appreciation for the different professions and professional lenses
- To explore issues around the delivery of team-based care/service while learning with, from and about each other across disciplines and professions
- To begin to reflect upon on our own professional role in the context of an interprofessional team and a system of service delivery
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm
Title: Finding Comfort in Discomfort: Practicing InterAgency Collaboration with N2N 2.0
Description: Neighbour 2 Neighbour (N2N) 2.0 is an interagency partnership that includes 3 agencies in the downtown Toronto area with friendly visiting programming and 1 agency for appointment accompaniment.
Friendly visiting programming connects isolated older adults to volunteers for social time by: visiting in their home, making phone calls or attending community activities together. When it comes to keeping connected and having friends, age shouldn’t matter. The agencies received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in the GROW stream to expand or replicate a proven model (in this case, friendly visiting programming). Partners: The Neighbourhood Group (TNG, lead), West Neighbourhood House (WestNH) and Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (WNC) with the Community Access Program (CAP) at Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) will guide workshop participants through their collaborative process. We will address N2N 2.0 from the micro, mezzo and macro social work levels of practice while integrating our main considerations for collective impact. We will address questions like: (micro) When is someone socially isolated? Is social isolation an ageist issue? (mezzo) What do we do with shared catchment? How do we keep organized and share information? (macro) What systemic challenges do we face? Where does social isolation belong in policy?
We know how important working together is but that does not make it easy nor painless. Presenters from our collaborative will address the various levels of discomfort that practitioners may feel while pioneering this novel approach. We will also share strategies that have worked for us and relate to the collective impact components listed here: common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and backbone support organizations.
This workshop will be solutions-focused and interactive! We will engage our audience with real challenges N2N 2.0 encountered, ask them what they would do and go over what N2N 2.0 did. We are better together and look forward to sharing our interprofessional practice knowledge!
- Rebekah Churchyard, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, Project Manager, N2N 2.0
- Julie Piche, BASc, N2N 2.0 Program Coordinator & Specialist
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
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: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline – what is YOUR professional role?
Description: This live-actor simulation uses a fictional scenario to engage participants in reflection and discussion about professional roles and responsibilities within a system of service delivery. In the scenario, a live-actor portrays a young Black male who is reflecting on his experience within the school system and beyond.
Through facilitated discussion in small interprofessional groups, participants will explore their own professional role and how they may collaborate to positively impact the outcome.
Jennifer Clarke is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson. Her teaching and practice are grounded in anti-oppression, critical race feminism, and anti-Black racism perspectives. She uses arts-informed approaches to deconstruct the colonial, racial, and gender power relations in social work education and practice. Her program of research explores the intersection of race and anti-Black racism in child welfare, with a focus on disproportionality and disparity and the pathways of confinement in K-12 public education via zero tolerance/ school-to-prison pipeline; loss and trauma among Black families; and social issues in the Caribbean.
Beverly-Jean Daniel is an assistant professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson. She was previously a Program Coordinator of a justice studies program and also has an extensive background in preparing teacher candidates to work with diverse student populations. She had worked for many years with children and students who have been identified as being at-risk and who have experienced varying forms of marginalization. Her work is grounded in anti-oppression and social justice discourses and her ongoing research focuses on Black student success and disrupting the cradle to prison pipeline.
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 families
- 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
Facilitators (from St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8):
- Amanda Hignell MSW, RSW (OBS / GYN / NICU)
- Andrea Dermody, MA, MSW, RSW (Head Injury Clinic)
This workshop is FULL. Please email Sanne Kaas-Mason ar email@example.com with any questions.
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.
- Marisa Cicero, MSW RSW. Director, Health Disciplines Practice and Education, St. Michael's Hospital
- Nalini Pandalangat, MSW, RSW, PhD. Director of Newcomer Health & Specialty Services, Sherbourne Health Centre
- Maritza Sanchez. Executive Director, Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
- Sue Bookey-Bassett, RN, MEd, PhD(c), Research Consultant, Academic Affairs Research and Innovation, University Health Network
Title: Embracing the challenges of interprofessional practice: a necessity for meeting the needs of adolescent parents and their children
Description: The Young Families Program (YFP) is a collaborative team of professionals that provides health and psychosocial care to adolescent parents and their children in a model of care where all their needs are ideally met in one setting. YFP attempts to balance the competing demands of all of the patients in one encounter: mother, baby and the dad.
Together, the team will share its evolution from a 2 person medical model to its current structure as an interprofessional practice team. We will explain how a cascade of pressing client needs relentlessly pushed the team to evolve towards an interdisciplinary collaborative model where physicians, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and many students work with young families who may not initially be comfortable within a hospital setting or with its providers.
This workshop will give examples of interprofessional collaboration, and ways in which the YFP strives to function within the competency domains of collaborative practice, and ways it continues to be challenged. Participants will be asked to share their perspective via an interactive presentation of cases and discussion of issues that this team addresses in their role identification, communication, conflict resolution and leadership, all in the context of patient-centred care.
Facilitators (from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto):
- Sharon Lorber, RSW, MSW
- Gillian Thompson, MN, NP