Lynne Sinclair, PT, MA (Ad Ed), BScPT
External Development Lead
Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
Lynne Sinclair is a Physical Therapist, Educational Consultant and the External Development Lead at the Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto (UT). She holds an Assistant Professor appointment with the Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at UT. Lynne has been invited faculty for UT’s Master of Science (Quality Improvement & Patient Safety). Since 2017, Lynne has been appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. In 2018, Lynne joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC).

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…