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Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Consortium for Health Care Education: Interprofessional Education Seminar Series

Published: December 17, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9294

Included in this publication:

  • The Lewis Blackman Story.mp4
  • A Mother's View of Lessons Learned.mp4
  • Patient-centered Care and Teamwork-Collaboration.mp4
  • Disclosing Error & Accountability.mp4
  • Transparency and Courage.mp4
  • Instructor's Guide.doc
  • Session 1 Intro and HCP Exercise.docx
  • Session 2 BATHE model.docx
  • Session 3 Root Cause Analysis.docx

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This resource is a series of three team-based educational activities to foster interprofessional education. Session 1 provides an introduction to interprofessional education and health care. Session 2 discusses the BATHE (Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy) model of psychosocial interviewing. Session 3 covers root cause analysis. The general model for the activities was a light dinner, a networking session, and a plenary session. Teams worked together in breakout sessions (preserving the membership of the teams for longitudinal experience). The whole group reconvened for sharing between groups, debriefing, and announcement of the next session. Faculty provided the structure for the plenary sessions but involvement during team session was only to keep teams on task, watch time, and answer questions that learners could not answer. Faculty facilitated the debriefings. Each seminar lasted 1.5 hours including the dinner. This resources provide the materials for each of the three sessions.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, learners will be able to:

  1. Define interprofessional education.
  2. Describe the goals and associated elements of interprofessional education.
  3. Determine which activities qualify for the definition of interprofessional education.
  4. Explain why interprofessionalism is important for patient-centered care.
  5. Express the motivation to incorporate of interprofessional education.
  6. Comprehend the intention and necessity of interprofessional education.
  7. Collaborate with other health professionals to explore healthcare and related professions.
  8. Discuss interprofessionally, how health professionals and patients may utilize and understand the role of various providers and services.
  9. Apply the elements of the BATHE (Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy) communication model to a mock patient interview.
  10. Self-assess a mock interview and respectfully critique team members using an established rubric.
  11. Apply the elements of the root cause analysis model retrospectively to a real patient scenario.
  12. Delineate the issues associated with a scenario using the fishbone diagram.
  13. Develop potential solutions by identifying factors associated with a scenario.
  14. Employ and improve personal communication skills to convey and accept professional knowledge as part of an interprofessional team.
  15. Demonstrate principles and values of team dynamics to successfully function in various team roles.

Author Information

  • Dawn LaBarbera, PhD, PA-C, BA, MS: University of Saint Francis
  • Mary Kiersma, PhD, PharmD: University of Manchester College of Pharmacy
  • Mindy Yoder, DNP, FNP-BC, RN: University of Saint Francis School of Nursing
  • Ana Maldonado, BS, MPH, DHSc, PA-C: Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, Touro University
  • Deborah Poling, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE: Indiana University, Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Nursing

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LaBarbera D, Kiersma M, Yoder M, Maldonado A, Poling D. Fort Wayne area interprofessional consortium for health care education: interprofessional education seminar series. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9294. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9294