Collaboration Insights

Collaboration Insights: A Health Professions Blog for Effective Collaboration is a blog created for students, faculty, and alumni by interprofessional student interns. It is a hub for information on interprofessional education and collaboration: related skill-building, research, professional spotlights, and podcasts.

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Reflections on Team Conflict and Communication

To more effectively prevent and overcome conflict, it is crucial to first establish trust and a pattern of good communication.

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Collaborating for a More Sustainable Healthcare Workforce: Reflections and Lessons Learned

Collaboration can be complex – it takes time, care, and a mutual desire to work together.

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Navigating Bias in Healthcare

Self-awareness: To solve a problem, one must first be aware of it.

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The Art of Balance: Navigating Role Conflict & Role Ambiguity

Navigating role conflict and role ambiguity is like steering a ship through turbulent waters.

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Collaborative Practice within Communities

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson

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Cultural Considerations to Promote Effective Collaboration

We all can always work to incorporate cultural considerations in our practice – this starts with us!

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Engaging Patients as Team Members

As future health professionals, we can play a role in increasing our patients’ engagement as members of their care team. 

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Interprofessional Compassion to Promote Psychological Safety within Healthcare

In the face of ever-intensifying complexity of patient care and demands of an interprofessional health infrastructure, a psychologically safe workforce is exactly what we need to work towards.

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Interprofessional Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative Leadership: Working together to improve health outcomes by recognizing all of us – leaders, providers, health professionals, patients, families, and community – as learners and leaders.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: The Importance of Being a Self-Advocate

Self-Advocacy: Prioritizing your mental health needs, protecting your boundaries and wellbeing, and establishing your safety and self-respect.