In 2021, an accessible approach to enhancing patient/family involvement in interprofessional education was piloted at the University of British Columbia. Using an existing capstone interprofessional activity, patient perspectives were incorporated into a workshop on collaborative decision-making to prepare students to work in our province’s emerging team-based primary care networks. The approach was informed by the pioneering work of the Patient and Community Partnership for Education, a unit within UBC Health that brings the expertise of patients, caregivers, and people with lived experience of the social determinants of health into health professional education.
Conference participants wanting to engage patients in interprofessional activities will hear an overview of our process and lessons learned. Key considerations for patient recruitment and selection, patient preparation, delivery mode choice, use of a co-facilitation model, and evaluation findings will be discussed. One of our patient co-facilitators will share their perspectives about involvement in collaborative health education.
As part of the Integrated Curriculum -- a required interprofessional component of UBC health professional curricula – this interprofessional activity reaches 1000 learners per year from 14 health professional programs, which provided a robust set of evaluation data. Results indicated that 94% of students agreed that inclusion of the patient facilitator’s perspectives helped students learn to place patients at the centre of the health care team, an approach which can help to enhance the patient experience, one of the Quadruple Aim outcomes.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Outline a process to involve patients in existing interprofessional education activities
• Apply recommendations for recruitment, preparation, delivery format, and co-facilitation models when working with patient facilitators
• Reflect on a patient facilitator’s perspectives about effective involvement in interprofessional education
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.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
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™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
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.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.