Erin Blakeney, PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
University of Washington School of Nursing
Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Dr. Blakeney’s research focuses on team-based models of care as a way to close the gap between healthcare as it is and health care as it should be. She has nearly 15 years of experience developing, implementing, and testing interprofessional education interventions. Her work is motivated by the understanding that how teams work together influences production of new knowledge and translation of research into practice along the entire classroom to bench to bedside spectrum.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Although interprofessional education (IPE) is seen as a prerequisite to collaborative practice that improves health outcomes (World Health Organization, 2010), best practices regarding development, implementation, and assessment of IPE remain elusive. This uncertainty is due, in part, to inconsistencies in reporting within the IPE literature. Determining the effectiveness of a social or behavioral intervention like IPE requires reproducibility, replicability and generalizability of findings (National Science Foundation, 2015). Systematic reviews of the IPE literature have noted limited…
Introduction: Team coordination problems continue to be an important source of errors, inefficiencies, conflict and other adverse events in health care. Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) provide a consistent method for patients, families, and clinicians from different disciplines to collaborate in daily discussions of care and clinical decision-making. Here we explore baseline levels of Relational Coordination (RC) present within and between interprofessional (IP) members prior SIBR implementation and we hypothesize that SIBR will enhance communication, teamwork, and…