Diversifying Interprofessionalism: Who’s Missing from the Table?
Seminar Description: Proponents of interprofessional education and practice have great opportunity to think beyond the traditional health care team by considering the wide variety of health and social care professionals who serve our communities in their unique and distinct ways. For example, graduates of health-related programs from community colleges provide many of these essential services; yet, they are frequently missing from interprofessional discussions.
When these professions are not included in important conversations about health and social care services, then how inclusive is interprofessionalism? When these professions are absent, diversity of thought is also absent. When diversity of thought is absent, then diversity of persons on our interprofessional teams is absent. If diversity of persons, thoughts, and professions are absent, then we must ask ourselves “how just, equitable, and inclusive are our interprofessional efforts, really?”
This workshop will encourage participant and/or institutional self-assessment, reflection, and action planning about diversity of professions within their institutions, IPE programming, and leadership. These professions may be graduates or students of community colleges and universities and may include clinical, nonclinical, technical, and support personnel. By including these professionals, diversity of thought, persons, and identities grows. By promoting inclusion of diverse, high impact, contributing professionals to patient/client care teams, seats at our interprofessional tables will be filled by the right players at the right time for delivering the highest quality and safest care to consumers of our services.
The Summit’s theme “Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism and Bias in Interprofessional Practice” will be addressed by highlighting incomplete diversity of professions and personal identities, which, consequently, contributes to perpetuation of implicit biases, institutional barriers, structural racism, and inequity of not only members of the interprofessional team, but also of consumers of care. Patient/client care is enhanced by a diverse workforce, and analyzing professional diversity of interprofessional teams will contribute toward societal justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (JEDI+B).
After attending this session, learners will be able to:
-Engage in critical self and organizational assessment of interprofessional inclusion for determining which professions are missing from their "interprofessional tables"
-Identify the critical insights that members of these missing professions might contribute to the interprofessional dialogue for enhancing patient/client outcomes
-Identify and share at least one action item to increase diversity of professions on their interprofessional team(s)
Knowledge gained from this workshop may be immediately actionable by the creation of a tangible plan for diversifying professions on their interprofessional teams through the lens of JEDI+B (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging)
Learning objectives will be achieved by including interactive discussions through chat contributions, word clouds, small group discussion, and building a collective Google Doc that captures group-based action items and then shared with all participants. Lastly, the next scheduled AIHC Social Hour will be the follow-up portion to this workshop for a check-in on progress on action items and plans. This topic will be easily generalizable to Social Hour guests who did not engage in the Summit workshop through encouragement to offer in-the-moment contributions to topic.
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.