Dean Lising, PT, MHSc, BScPT, BSc
Team-Based Practice and Education Lead
Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
Dean Lising is Team-Based Practice and Education Lead at the Centre for IPE, University of Toronto (UT). Dean has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (PT), a Masters of Health Administration degree, UT, appointment as Lecturer at Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UT. Dean is Director, BOOST! program, Co-Lead for the VITAL program, IPE Scholar-in-Residence (Centennial College), Faculty for IDEAS Foundations, Teaching and Learning for Collaboration (Centre for Faculty Development, UT), PT Practice within the Canadian Health Care Context (Department of Physical Therapy, UT) courses. His research foci/publications include IPE, collaborative practice, quality improvement, covid-19 innovations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background/Rationale: Since Covid 19 hit our communities, providers have been challenged virtual team communication and delivering virtual service to clients and caregivers. Catalyzed by these challenges, interprofessional and interorganization collaboration have advancing innovations in virtual teaching and care. In collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin (CMHA PD) and the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE), the existing BOOST! (Building Optimal Outcome from Successful Teamwork) team-based care program was adapted to develop…
Interprofessional education has been focused on student education and competency development to foster effective patient-centered communication between health professionals. However, explicitly including the patient’s and caregiver’s voice as members of the IPE team should be a core component of further IPE learning and competency development. Evidence demonstrates a correlation between effective health professional-patient communication and improved patient health outcomes (Riedl & Schüßler, 2017), suggesting that optimal care can be provided by including the patient, and caregiver (when…