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Barriers to professional and collaborative success

This is an excerpt from Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. By Cindy Mathena Just as enablers or opportunities have been outlined in the literature as being necessary for success, some barriers exist as well. Many are obvious and include professional cultures promoting silos or stereotypes, use of different language and terminology, accreditors, and a required prescribed curriculum.5,7 Students are educated as they always have been, in schools of nursing, colleges of social work, and departments of athletic training. One can walk into any hospital or medical facility and find that tribalism is still alive and well.13 Nurses are still holding nursing...

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Communication strategies for interprofessional teams

This is an excerpt from Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. By Dee M. Lance and Kim C. McCullough General Communication Strategies The goal of interprofessional teams is to offer patients effective and efficient treatment, and communication is a factor that influences the ability to meet that goal. Klinzing and Klinzing11 have identified some internal and external forces that interfere with the ability to engage in conversations or meetings: The mind processes words faster than they can be spoken, which can result in the formulation of responses before the message has been delivered. As people try to multitask, they experience divided attention,...

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Create an effective health care team

This is an excerpt from Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. By K. Michelle Knewstep-Watkins, C. Michelle Longley, and Meghan M. Scanlon Interprofessional Team Composition Creating a highly effective health care team is rarely as simple as assembling a group of providers who are knowledgeable and experienced in their clinical practice. Commonly, the group members who will become a health care team are diverse with regard to knowledge, experience, values, and expectations. These differences can present challenges in aligning the team toward a common purpose and accepted processes for meeting the goals. In some cases, there is an established group of experienced...

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Foundation of IPE teaching and learning

This is an excerpt from Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. By Joy Doll, Anthony Breitbach, and Kathrin Eliot Scanning the literature on IPE and IPCP quickly reveals that diversity and context dictate the methods of delivery, whether in the academic or clinical environment. IPE and IPCP are not delivered in a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, they challenge educators to consider the learning environment, learning outcomes, and delivery context. For example, in the case study at the beginning of the chapter, IPE was accomplished by faculty champions passionate about the approach, but a clear plan was not in place when institutional support for...

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Health care is a team sport

This is an excerpt from Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. By Jordan Hamson-Utley Health care is a team sport. Just as sport requires athleticism and sport-specific skills operating in synergy toward a goal, health care teams require captains, diverse skill sets, and coordination to improve a patient's health. In basketball, could a team of only point guards beat a championship team? This might be the health care equivalent of a team of only PTs providing care for a patient after a stroke, for example. Additionally, IPCP is essential for health care teams to achieve patient care goals. Each position on a...

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