This practical, straightforward guide presents the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for successful interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Collaboration is fundamental to quality healthcare, and many regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies now have standards and benchmarks for interprofessional collaboration. This guide brings together in one volume basic collaboration competencies for healthcare professionals.
Teamwork, Leadership and Communication serves both as an introduction for novices and as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides exceptional learning support for classes, working groups, and self-study. Topics include:
Communication in small groups
Dr. Deborah Lake is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience in collaborative settings in pediatrics, mental health, public health and school systems. She is currently an assistant professor in the Clinical Health Psychology Department at the University of Manitoba and works part-time with Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Dr. Krista Baerg is a consultant pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to entering medicine, she completed a bachelor of science in nursing and worked as a nurse in northern Canada. Clinical interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, patient- and family-centered care and quality improvement. Dr. Teresa Paslawski is a faculty member in the Department of Communication Disorders in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She also teaches in the Master of Education: Health Sciences Education program at the U of A. Her clinical practice in speech language pathology has been primarily in acute care and acute rehabilitation.