The focus of this workshop was "Interprofessional Practice … The Next Step". The IPC Toolkit Workshop 2 Agenda shows that a combination of processes was used including a case scenario, small group activities and formal presentations.
Several scenarios were provided as the stimulus for discussion. One scenario focused on a 15 mo old child and this was used as the basis for a large group discussion. The other four scenarios were used within small groups to examine issues of interprofessional practice. The ideas raised in the small groups were then shared in the large group setting. Self-awareness, role clarity and conflict management were topics that were covered in these discussions.
The topic of Power and Authority was explained by one of the Principal Investigators (PI) through a powerpoint presentation entitled Does Thinking and Talking about Power Help Us with Collaboration? We have included it here with her notes so that you can better understand this important theme within interprofessional collaborative practice.
The second PI focused on Tips and Things to Consider about Collaboration. This was done through a IPC Toolkit Workshop 2 powerpoint presentation and a more detailed IPC Toolkit Workshop 2 handout. At the conclusion of the day, participants were give a ‘homework’ assignment; i.e., to come up with their own tip and bring it to the 3rd and final workshop.
"I think the result of our group was a demonstration that it is possible to work interprofessionally and to accomplish a goal."