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Synergies: Interprofessional Education & Simulation for Healthcare Education
April 19 - 20, 2017 - 150 Kilgour Road, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Jointly offered by SIM-one and the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), Synergies is a two-day course that explores the combination of IPE and simulation for optimal education and training in healthcare.

Intended Participants:

This course is intended for individuals (educators, simulation centre staff and researchers, and all others) with some familiarity with simulation or interprofessional education. Individuals interested in enhancing their ability to effectively use simulation in interprofessional learning are welcome

Learning outcomes & benefits
  • A perfect pairing: Learn the common factors in IPE and simulation.
  • Dual design: Apply educational design and theory to the construction of an IPE simulation.
  • Listening heads: Identify the key elements for an effective facilitation (including learning objectives, time management, and maintaining a healthy learning climate).
  • Building together: Compare and contrast simulation modalities to achieve IPE learning goals.
  • Round table: Take part in open discussions.
Please visit http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/synergies-interprofessional-education-simulation-healthcare-education for more information and to register! Class size is limited to 20.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Education@SIM-one.ca.

IPE Curriculum Updates

Winter 2017 Learning Activities - Facilitators Needed
 
If you have not had an opportunity to set up a facilitator login account on the IPE Management System to register for learning activities, please follow the instructions below.

To register as a facilitator:
  1. Connect to http://ipecurriculum.utoronto.ca
  2. Select the "Facilitator" tab towards the upper right-hand corner; a small drop-down menu will appear
  3. Select "Account Request" and complete the form
  4. Your request will be approved at the CIPE within 48 hours
  5. Upon approval, you will receive an automatic email to confirm your email address
  6. Confirm your email
  7. Log In!
Once you are logged on, select "Browse Activities" and utilize the Activities Calendar to register for the activity you would like to facilitate. Upon selecting the activity of choice, you will select "Register for Activity" and you will be all set as a registered facilitator!
 
We continue to recruit facilitators for the following upcoming learning activities:
 
Empowering Patient/Clients: Examples from the HIV Community
We need 3 facilitators!
Date:  Tuesday, February 28,2017
Time:  5:15pm - 7:15pm
Location:  500 University Ave., Room 235
Description:  Students learn about episodic disability and its impact on the individual in the context of HIV. As well, they learn how health care providers can facilitate client empowerment and enhanced health literacy. They learn from participating client stories and will work in facilitated interprofessional groups to discuss their response to a case.

Dying and Death   We need 30 facilitators!
Date:  Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Time:  5:00pm – 8:30pm  (dinner to be served)
Location:  St. Patrick's Parish, McCaul Street, Toronto
Description:  Students and facilitators share a meal together in this introduction to dying and death. This activity includes a didactic overview of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual considerations. Students then participate in facilitated interprofessional group discussion regarding a case.

Health Mentor Program   We need 5 facilitators!
Part 1: Face-to-Face - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:  5:15pm - 8:15pm
Location:  500 University Ave., Room to be Confirmed

Part 2: Online (UofT Blackboard) - March 8 - March 27, 2017

Part 3: Face-to-Face - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time:  5:15pm - 8:15pm
Location:  500 University Ave., Room to be Confirmed

Description:  A unique opportunity to team interview and hear compelling stories from our clients from all sectors of health care, while collaborating in an interprofessional student team.  This is open to all interprofessional students with as it provides exposure to a diverse variety of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, hemophilia, HIV, Crohn's disease, amnesia, and mental health challenges. Over the course of 3 weeks, Student Teams will meet with their 'mentor' twice (2) to conduct semi-structured interviews and learn more about patient/client experiences in the health care system and community, as well, participate in online discussions for reflections and debriefs. During the fall iteration, students will focus on patient/client safety and the impact of a chronic health challenge on patient/clients.


Conflict in Interprofessional Life   We need 60 facilitators!
Date:  Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Time:  1:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:  Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St.)
Description:  Conflict in Interprofessional Life was developed for advanced health science students. It is designed to reinforce that conflict is a natural part of our working life and influences our ability to make good decisions. Although conflict can be expected in the workplace, we have a professional responsibility to learn to engage conflict effectively, and with composure. An individual’s ability to manage conflict affects how an interprofessional team will function.

News from Your IPE/IPC Community

Conflict in Health Care Teams - IPE Workshop for Staff & Physicians
Submitted By: Daphne Flatt, IPE Lead, North York General Hospital
Email: Daphne.Flatt@nygh.on.ca


Based on participant feedback from our iPed (Interprofessional Education Development) program, a half-day workshop on conflict resolution was developed at NYGH through a partnership between the Departments of Professional Practice and Organizational Development. Content for this session was derived from business management and IPE resources including: UofT Centre for IPE, CIHC, Baycrest Toolkit, and CAB-V presentations.
 
The Conflict in Health Care Teams workshop is designed for health professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge & skills for effective management of conflict arising in the practice setting. Objectives include: describing competencies & challenges for effective collaboration, understanding the conflict process, describing styles of conflict management, identifying one’s preferred style, and applying the concepts in conflict resolution simulation.
 
Participants are selected to ensure diversity of professions, and facilitators reflect this mix (OD, RT, and OT). Prior to the workshop participants complete a self-assessment tool identifying their preferred conflict management style (Robbins, 1996). Didactic content with relevant examples is interspersed with interactive activities to maintain learner engagement and provide opportunity for practice. A Lego activity examining task versus team maintenance functions (Lake, Baerg & Paslawski), elicits discussion about impact of hidden agendas on collaboration. Conflict scenarios are provided for role play and reflection on effective strategies. DVD scenarios (Centre for IPE), and business coaching video (Harvard Business School) are used to highlight effective communication and collaboration skills.
 
The workshop was successfully piloted in January 2016 and will be held again this month. This IPE opportunity will be offered to NYGH staff and physicians on an annual basis.

Allies Live Here: A school-based interprofessional health promotion initiative
Submitted By: Joyce Nyhof-Young, BSc, MSc, PhD, Curriculum Evaluation Coordinator, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Education Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Family Medicine; Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine, Helliwell Medical Education Centre, Toronto General Hospital
Email: joyce.nyhof-young@uhn.ca
 
Allies Live Here Team (Joyce Nyhof-Young (Team Lead, Education scientist & Associate Professor DFCM), Angie Pumputis (School Principal) and medical student teams with Allies Live Here Aboriginal Health (Sean Amodeo, Roland Wang) and LGBTQ health (Reha Kumar, Colin Maslink)

The Weston Health Promotion Program was developed to build health and resiliency in the Weston neighbourhood of Toronto by engaging health professions students completing community service learning, grassroots community agencies, and interdisciplinary stakeholders in participatory community based research and program development.  A cornerstone of this effort is the Allies Live Here program at CR Marchant Middle School. This school is in the bottom 1/6 of Toronto schools for the Learning Opportunity Index that measures external challenges faced by individual schools.  
 
Interprofessional partnerships have been established between the university, school staff, community volunteers, and health professions students to promote a safer, healthier school environment. Interventions led by medical students over the past 4 years have included: An ongoing LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign, an Aboriginal awareness assembly and cultural awareness workshops, and mental health assemblies and curriculum for children, teachers and parents. For each of the last four years, teams of HSK residents on their advocacy academic half day have also presented a stress management curriculum to multiple classes of grade six students.
 
Evidence (e.g. teacher, principal and team evaluations and reflections and student responses) suggests successful interventions through their advocacy experiences, pediatric residents and medical students, appear to become more familiar with the situations and healthcare needs of children in a vulnerable Toronto neighbourhood, as well as with the social and political determinants of child health.  The children appear to benefit from direct interaction with and role modeling from the medical students and the innovative curricula provided.
Sunnybrook's team of helping hands: Our experience in a teamwork-themed structured IPE Placement
Submitted by: Laura Cooper, Social Work student, University of Toronto
Email: laura1.cooper@sunnybrook.ca

 

In February 2017, I participated in a teamwork structured IPE placement within Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The group was comprised of Elizabeth McLaney (Director of IPE), Emma Hives (Speech Language Pathology), Giovanna Marticelli (Respiratory Therapy), Hayley Wright (Recreation Therapy), Helen Chang-Dawson, (Music Therapy), Kerri MacDougall (Social Work), Serg Fazylau (Speech Language Pathology), and myself, Laura Cooper (Social Work).  Diana Goliss (Organizational Development and Leadership) was also invited to attend one of our tutorials as a content expert in teamwork. 

Overall, I was struck by the humanity of my colleagues around the table: We were a spattering of different individuals from different educational backgrounds seeking to collaboratively care for those around us. A simple attitudinal stance emerged: here’s what I know, and here’s what I can bring. I’ve found this beyond-the-lanyard perspective helpful in understanding collaboration and humility in interprofessional teamwork.

In our group’s final presentation, it felt important that the application of interprofessional learning and subsequent advancement be at the forefront. We ended our placement optimistic about the accessibility of positively influencing interprofessional culture. We saw ourselves as capable champions of change.

We wished to challenge our audience to evaluate their experience of the current status of Sunnybrook’s six interprofessional core competencies: communication, interprofessional conflict resolution, shared decision making, reflection, role clarification, and interprofessional values and ethics. Participants were then prompted to think about what “utopian” interprofessional teamwork would look like, and finally identify a realistic goal related to each respective competency. Ensuing conversation among ourselves and our audience showcased the hope of accessible change, and participants took a “helping hand” pledge to commit to a realistic action they could take to improve their respective interprofessional work.
SickKids Hospital School Outreach Program: A collaboration with the Allies Live Here initiative 
Submitted By: Maria Tassone, MD, PGY3 Pediatrics, SickKids Hospital, University of Toronto
Email: maria.tassone@sickkids.ca
 

Since 2012, SickKids residents have been involved in the “Allies Live Here” program at C.R. Marchant Middle School, an interprofessional student-based initiative with the University of Toronto aimed at promoting diversity and acceptance among students. The residents make an annual visit to the school to deliver an interactive curriculum on understanding stress and stress management strategies. The curriculum was developed by Pediatrics residents to give students a framework to understand and express their personal experiences of stress, and develop healthy coping strategies. Students are introduced to the concept of cognitive behavioural therapy, a strategy widely used in many mental health conditions that focuses on transforming negative thought processes into positive ones. They are also led through an experience in mindfulness meditation, which is shown to be effective in self-regulation and coping particularly during stressful experiences.
 
Through teaching the workshop, residents are able to become more familiar with mental healthcare needs of children in vulnerable communities in the city. They get the opportunity to extend their reach beyond hospital borders to address an area of child health that is so critical among today’s youth. Feedback from teachers has been very positive and we plan to address their suggestions for additional workshops on stress management. By continuing to grow our program under the “Allies Live Here” initiative at C.R. Marchant, the residents at SickKids hope to engage community advocates and local stakeholders in developing more interprofessional school-based mental health initiates that students can benefit from.

 
Putting an end to the “name, blame, shame” approach to error in healthcare
Submitted by:  Lorna Bain, OT Reg. (Ont), Coordinator of Interprofessional Collaboration and Education/The Arthritis Program (TAP), Southlake Regional Health Centre; Dr. Zaev Wulffhart, Physician Leader, Regional Cardiac Care Program and Director of Medical Education, Southlake Regional Health Centre; Danae Theakston, Corporate Communications & Government Relations Assistant at Southlake Regional Health Centre
Email:  LBain@southlakeregional.org


Lorna Bain and Dr. Zaev Wulffhart, the founders of Artichoke Rounds.


When things go wrong in healthcare, it’s easy to ‘name, blame, and shame.’ But it actually takes bravery and vulnerability for a team to share their experiences in making changes to improve patient safety when an error has occurred.

At Southlake Regional Health Centre, interprofessional teams are working together to speak up when it comes to situations where things have not gone as planned in order to promote a culture of safety.

READ MORE IN HOSPITAL NEWS http://hospitalnews.com/putting-end-blame-approach-error-healthcare/

Ambassadors of Oral Health Care in Pediatrics: Interprofessional Education Paves the Way
Submitted by: Shelley Spurr PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan; Jill Bally PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan; Alyssa Hayes, BDent, MSc, FRCDC, Assistant Professor of Dental Public Health
Email: shelley.spurr@usask.ca
 

 
Oral disease is a preventable condition, yet remains one the most common childhood chronic diseases worldwide.1 Hayes2 argued that a sustainable reduction in outcomes associated with oral health requires all healthcare professionals to recognize and attend to oral health needs. Healthcare education should be predicated on an interprofessional approach.
 
As such, comprehensive pediatric oral health pedagogy is now included in the curricula for undergraduate nursing students at the University of Saskatchewan. We have established a partnership with the College of Dentistry to facilitate Interprofessional Education (IPE) whereby a public health dentist teaches the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required to practice Interprofessional Collaborative (IPC) pediatric care. For example, the lectures have an interactive case study approach outlining the theoretical knowledge and assessment skills required to perform pediatric oral health care in practice. During the lecture, students are provided the opportunity to problem solve case studies related to oral health, develop an understanding of oral health and respect for dentistry as a profession, and learn the competencies required for collaborative practice.

By establishing this IPE partnership, nursing students are socialized with another health care provider to work together, and share problem solving and decision making. In addition, these IPE learning experiences provide nursing students with the knowledge to develop collaborative leadership skills, and gain confidence in their respective roles in working with children and adolescents. As a result, nursing students are empowered to work together with dentists and now have the knowledge to promote oral health care beginning at an early age.

 
References:

Federal Provincial and Territorial Dental Working Group. (2012). Canadian Oral Health Framework:
           2013 - 2018.   Retrieved from

http://www.caphd.ca/sites/default/files/FrameworkOctober%202014%20-%20FINAL%20English.pdf

Hayes, A. (2014). Filling a gaping hole in care. Canadian Nurse, 110(3), 44.

Calendar of Events

 
 
Synergies: Interprofessional Education & Simulation for Healthcare Education
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 150 Kilgour Road, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Jointly offered by SIM-one and the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), Synergies is a two-day course that explores the combination of IPE and simulation for optimal education and training in healthcare.

Intended Participants:

This course is intended for individuals (educators, simulation centre staff and researchers, and all others) with some familiarity with simulation or interprofessional education. Individuals interested in enhancing their ability to effectively use simulation in interprofessional learning are welcome

Learning outcomes & benefits
  • A perfect pairing: Learn the common factors in IPE and simulation.
  • Dual design: Apply educational design and theory to the construction of an IPE simulation.
  • Listening heads: Identify the key elements for an effective facilitation (including learning objectives, time management, and maintaining a healthy learning climate).
  • Building together: Compare and contrast simulation modalities to achieve IPE learning goals.
  • Round table: Take part in open discussions.
Please visit http://www.sim-one.ca/courses/course/synergies-interprofessional-education-simulation-healthcare-education for more information and to register! Class size is limited to 20.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Education@SIM-one.ca.

Summer Education Institute (SEI): Educating for Critical Reflexivity
June 8 - 10, 2017 - Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
The Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE) and Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) are excited to announce our inaugural:

To help us respond well to emerging needs and trends in Health Professions Education, this Institute will aim to generate:

(1) Different ways of seeing health professions education;
(2) Innovative ideas for teaching and assessing toward critical reflexivity; and,
(3) Practical strategies for transforming systems.

We invite health professions teachers/educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, scholars, and others to join us.

Registration opens on February 1st and closes on March 15th.

Visit http://cfd.utoronto.ca/sei to register.

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Please contact cfdresearch@smh.ca if you have questions about the Education Institute.


ehpic™ 2017

Advancing the Future of Healthcare through Interprofessional Learning
A Certificate Course for Health Professionals, Educators & Leaders


June 19 - 23, 2017

St. Andrew's Conference Centre, Toronto, ON Canada


Please visit http://ehpic.ca/ for information and to apply!

Deadline to apply is April 5, 2017!
 
Collaborating Across Borders VI 2017
North America's Premier Interprofessional Healthcare Education and Collaborative Practice Conference
October 1 - 4, 2017 ~ Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Building on the highly successful CAB Conference series (I, II, III, IV, and, V), CAB VI will link educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and patients from Canada and the United States in essential discussions around interprofessional health care education, practice, leadership, and policy in North America. 

For more information, visit the CAB VI 2017 website, or contact cabvi@ualberta.ca
For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @CABVI2017 and use hashtag #CABVI! 

4th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions
August 25 - 27, 2017, Helsinki, Finland 
 
This conference is featured as a part of AMEE 2017 Helsinki.

Conference Theme
  • Faculty Development: Affirming Global Connections and Advancing Diversity
  • Abstracts related to the conference theme, as well as faculty development innovations, research, and scholarship, will be accepted for workshops, symposia, oral presentations and posters.
Conference Goals
  • Bring together international faculty development leaders/educators in the academic health sciences
  • Share best practices and current research in faculty development
  • Foster a global community of leaders and educators in the field
For more information, visit the AMEE website or contact amee@dundee.ac.uk
AMEE 2017 Helsinki
August 26 - 30, 2017 - Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland

Featuring the 4th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions, August 25 - 27, 2017

Participate in AMEE 2017 in Helsinki and:
  • Critically review current and future trends in curriculum planning, teaching and learning, assessment and education management
  • Examine developments in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education 
  • Explore a fundamentally new approach to medicine and the training of doctors
  • Share your experience and present your work as a short communication, poster, workshop or in one of the other novel presentation formats
  • Network with others with similar interests
For more information, download the AMEE 2017 promotional flyer or visit the AMEE 2017 Helsinki website, or contact amee@dundee.ac.uk

For the latest updates, visit AMEE on Twitter , Instagram, or Facebook
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