Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Maria Wamsley@MariaWamsley discusses the tips and tricks of successful interprofessional teaching! We talk through values and challenges of interprofessional teaching. Dr Wamsley provides practical details for getting an interprofessional teaching experience off the ground or expanding it at your institution.
How to overcome barriers to interprofessional education
Examples of interprofessional education
Resources for faculty development
Dr. Wamsley’s dream interprofessional education experience
Take home points
Interprofessional Teaching Pearls
Interprofessional teaching requires meaningful interaction amongst learners and should not be taught in a didactics format.
Interprofessional teaching should focus around the four core competencies: values and ethics for interprofessional practice, interprofessional communication, roles and responsibilities, and teams and teamwork.
To develop an interprofessional education curriculum, start small, find allies, and adapt curricula that have already been developed.
Interprofessional education improves patient safety, improves students’ knowledge around collaborative care, and improves students’ skills and attitudes towards team based care.
Interprofessional Education Notes
The History of Interprofessional Education (IPE) or Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP)
The World Health Organization states interprofessional education occurs when members of two or more professions come together to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration skills and patient outcomes (World Health Organization).
You cannot have interprofessional education without collaborative practice. Similarly, you cannot have collaborative practice without interprofessional education. The two are intertwined.
Interprofessional education was previously termed interdisciplinary care. In the 1960s and 1970s, interdisciplinary care was discussed as a way to address workforce issues or population health.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the modern movement of interprofessional education and collaborative practices emerged from a focus on patient safety. This modern movement evolved as a way to improve collaboration skills and patient outcomes, particularly in regards to patient safety.
In 2011, a group of leaders from different healthcare professions came together to establish collaborative care competencies that all healthcare professional learners should have called the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies (IPEC Core Competencies).
IPEC Core Competencies
Core Competencies are divided into four different domains:
Values and ethics for interprofessional practice
Mutual respect and shared values
Skillset to effectively communicate across professions
Roles and responsibilities
Not only knowing what your own role is but knowing the roles and responsibilities of other health professionals
Teams and teamwork
Having some knowledge about the processes and development of teams