Lightning Talk

Fostering Collaborative Practice Through Interprofessional Leadership Behaviors

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CDT
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Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.

IntroductionThe use of interprofessional education (IPE) to drive collaborative practice (CP) is an area of evolving focus, with recent work turning to leadership skills as an imperative force to meet the Quadruple Aim goals. While leadership practices have been called out as one small part of interprofessional competence to optimize teams and teamwork, there is currently no nationally accepted set of leadership behaviors that can be taught across all health care programs. For this to happen, these behaviors must first be defined so they can guide the future development and delivery of IPE. This presentation will share the results of a qualitative, exploratory study designed to identify themes of interprofessional leadership (IPL) behaviors that have emerged from a student-led interprofessional clinical learning environment (CLE). The resulting themes can serve as an innovative new model for teaching interprofessional students how to lead teams and can facilitate future identification of related IPL competencies.MethodsInterviews were conducted at an interprofessional student-run free clinic for homeless adults in a metropolitan area in the southwestern United States. The subjects were both current and former student leaders in the clinic, a national best-practice model for hands-on student-run health clinics. Student leaders from nine disciplines were interviewed about behaviors they observed that represented best-practice IPL within the CLE. ResultsSix distinct themes of IPL behaviors arose from this study, suggesting emergence of a new model of leadership that fosters CP in the CLE. The behaviors identified in this study suggest that an emphasis on IPL could be used to guide IPE within the CLE. These behaviors are more suited to anchoring the needs of people and families at the center of health and social care delivery, supporting attainment of Quadruple Aim goals of improved patient and provider experience and population health, and reduced cost.

Accreditation Details

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 (OICPD). The 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.

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™.

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.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change