Training our Students for Effective Multi-Professional Care: Goals and Challenges

Name: Training our Students for Effective Multi-Professional Care: Goals and Challenges

Time & Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010   Noon – 2:00PM

Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room
6476 – NW Marine Drive (UBC Point Grey Campus)

At the same time that health care delivery is becoming increasingly specialized, many provider roles and scopes of practice are being redefined and renegotiated. These new complexities of health care delivery reinforce the importance of effective communication, coordination and collaboration between the professionals who make up a given patient’s health care “team”. Thus, teaching our students the skills of effective participation in multi professional care will be critical for all the professions. However as we develop the techniques for engaging in this educational process (techniques such as inter professional education), it will be important to ensure that we are training our students for the real world challenges they will face in practice on graduation, rather than for the idealized environment we hope someday to achieve. This talk will explore and elaborate several of these real world challenges by drawing on research data and relevant theories. It is hoped that these ideas will help to inform discussions regarding the goals and strategies for inter professional education.

Dr. Glenn Regehr obtained his PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University. In August 1993, he joined the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine as an Assistant Professor where he cofounded the Wilson Centre for Research in Health Professional Education and served until July 2009 as Associate Director, Senior Scientist, and the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research. Currently, Dr. Regehr is Professor (Department of Surgery) and Associate Director of Research for the newly established Centre for Health Education Scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He also holds a cross appointment with the UBC Faculty of Education and maintains cross appointments with the University of Toronto Faculties of Education, Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry.

Guest Speakers
Dr. Glenn Regehr, Associate Director, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, UBC Faculty of Medicine

This event is FREE event for UBC Faculty, Staff, Students and the general public.

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