Lightning Talk Description: To improve patient outcomes and community health, we must recognize how unconscious bias continues to disrupt quality, equitable care. Health educators can address bias and improve outcomes by intentionally including these discussions throughout the curriculum. As uncomfortable as these conversations can sometimes be, one must examine their values and social identities they hold to be able to recognize unconscious biases and stop them from impacting the safety of their patient, their healthcare team, and ultimately improve community health outcomes.
The Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education (ECLIPSE) experience in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University brings together pre-health professional undergraduate students to build the skills necessary for working collaboratively and improving patient and community care. ECLIPSE prepares equity-minded student leaders to collaborate interprofessionally with diverse patients and communities, through identity development, community service, and opportunities to practice alongside other pre-health professional students.
ECLIPSE students take zero-credit IPE courses taught by faculty from various disciplines within health, that infuse student leadership development with interprofessional education. Classes focus on social identity development, recognizing biases, the value of cultural humility in healthcare, and communicating effectively with various roles and perspectives on a team. ECLIPSE classes help students synthesize the IPE skills they are gaining through coursework and clinical settings they often work or volunteer in. Additionally, they allow space to practice these skills with, from, and about other health-science students where we traditionally educate professions separately. ECLIPSE students create case studies that address how an interprofessional team would serve a patient who holds multiple marginalized identities. Additionally, as a capstone, ECLIPSE students participate in a Community Health Impact Project to demonstrate the IPE pillars through a partnership with a local public health initiative or organization. Past projects have focused on issues of food security, mental health, and advocacy for underserved communities.
Although undergraduates do not yet know what they will be prescribing as a physician or what methods they will use as a physical therapist, they can practice effective communication, cultural humility, and reflect on how they can be a future leader in health. Through this lightning talk, participants will learn more about facilitating an undergraduate IPE leadership program that infuses unconscious bias training and social identity development into the curriculum. Additionally, participants will walk away with tools and resources to implement within medical and health education programs to work towards ending bias in healthcare.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.