Collège Boréal proudly hosts its fifth consecutive Interprofessional Education (IPE) Workshop intended to educate future health care professionals on the importance of teamwork in order to offer quality and safe services to clients.
Bringing together approximately 200 students enrolled in health care programs at Collège Boréal and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) the workshop is intended to encourage the effective collaboration of future health care workers in order to improve the quality of services offered.
The four-hour workshop led by Gayle Adams-Carpino, Interprofessional Education Program Lead at the NOSM, has the following objectives: acquiring theoretical knowledge on interprofessional collaboration; gaining a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and fields of expertise of all team members; recognizing the importance of culture and its influence on communication with clients and between health care workers; and the identification of ones strengths and weaknesses as a team member.
During the workshop, participants have the opportunity to discuss complex clinical cases, gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals, and develop strategies to promote the overall functioning of health care teams.
“Collège Boréal is proud to offer innovative learning experiences in collaboration with other postsecondary institutions. Today, our future health care leaders gained instrumental skills which will allow to them to improve the quality of services offered as members of tomorrow’s interprofessional health care teams.”
Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“This interprofessional education workshop allows students to discover the skills, interests, and limits of each health care profession. They learn to communicate effectively and respectfully and to trust others. It is, without a doubt, a valuable learning experience for our future interprofessional health care teams.”
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
About Interprofessional Teams
Several health care delivery models utilize interprofessional teams to maximize their capacity to provide health services in order to better meet the needs of the population. These models include hospitals and doctors’ offices, but also Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams, where doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, practical nurses, social workers, dieticians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other health service providers are employed.
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province. For the third year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.
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