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.
As future health professionals, we can play a role in increasing our patients’ engagement as members of their care team.
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.
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.
Self-Advocacy: Prioritizing your mental health needs, protecting your boundaries and wellbeing, and establishing your safety and self-respect.
"When nurses and other healthcare professionals are actively curious, we discover things we would never have learned."
Arazu Kian is a third-year Women's Health and Gender-Related Doctor of Nursing Practice (WHGRNP) student. As a second-year intern, she shares her experience with the Interprofessional Internship Program.
Vulnerability: According to the theoretical framework of the vulnerability theory, vulnerability is defined as the characteristic that positions us in relation to each other as human beings and suggests a relationship of responsibility between the state, their institutions, and the individual.
Asking for help is a challenge individuals face in their daily lives. The discomfort that comes with admitting we are unable to complete a task or even to just say the words “I don’t know”. However, when we need help but avoid asking for it, we limit our potential and success. Asking for help is a necessary skill to learn and grow.
Wellbeing and stress are topics frequently discussed regarding health care workers, specifically regarding its effect on patient care. Rob Cooke discusses the implications it can have on an individual's productivity and health care costs: reduced productivity and increased health care costs.
Implicit bias is a discussion that has been frequently discussed in conversations regarding equity and diversity. CEO of Goalkeeper, Valerie Alexander, describes implicit bias as an innate response to an unexpected situation (fight or flight). When a situation arises that is unfamiliar it triggers a stress reaction. This is an uncomfortable feeling, so people tend to surround themselves with others that fit their “norm”.