Health Professional Collaborator Competencies
The Council of Health Science and Social Work Deans at the University of Toronto has mandated that, beginning September 2009, all health professional learners must be competent in collaboration by the time they graduate.
The goal of interprofessional education is to prepare health professional students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for collaborative interprofessional practice.
- roles of other health professionals
- communicating with others
- reflecting upon my role and others
- mutual respect
- willingness to collaborate
- openness to trust
Interprofessional education helps students develop the following collaborative competencies1:
1 Amended from Barr, H. (1998). Competent to collaborate: Towards a competency-based model for interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Volume 12, p. 181-187.
- Describe one's roles and responsibilities clearly to other professions.
- Recognize and observe the constraints of one's role, responsibilities and competence, yet perceive needs in a wider framework.
- Recognize and respect the roles, responsibilities and competence of other professions in relation to one's own.
- Work with other professions to effect change and resolve conflict in the provision of care and treatment.
- Work with others to assess, plan, provide and review care for individual patients.
- Tolerate differences, misunderstandings and shortcomings in other professions.
- Facilitate interprofessional case conferences, team meetings, etc.
- Enter into interdependent relations with other professions.
Competencies of a Health Care Team from the University of Minnesota.
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