The two new short videos can be used to prompt IPE group discussion and/or individual reflections.
When Adam Lepley, PhD, ATC, wanted to initiate a thoughtful discussion about teamwork with the students in his AT 375 course (Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals) at U-M School of Kinesiology this fall, he didn’t have to look far for resources. That’s because he had recently completed more than a year of shared development work on two high-quality video simulations that model effective communication in an interprofessional health care team.
“I decided to use this resource when we were going over the pathophysiology of a variety of diseases,” said Lepley, who is the clinical education coordinator of U-M’s Athletic Training Program and director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory. “The majority of my class is athletic training students, so I used the videos to show them an example of an interprofessional environment and opportunity for communication between health care professionals even when the pathology is outside our normal scope of practice (i.e. musculoskeletal diseases).”
The videos are one of the final interprofessional education (IPE) team projects from the Michigan Center for IPE’s 18-month Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program (cohort 5). Lepley created them with fellow U-M team members Susan Radzilowski, MSW, LMSW, and Shane Spaulding, LRT, RRT. Additional contributions came from University of Toronto Centre for IPE faculty Lynne Sinclair, PT, MA, BScPT, and Dean Lising, PT, MHSc, BScPT, BSc, as well as a few colleagues from each side of the border who stepped to represent health professionals, a patient, and a family member (the latter two from the U-M Office of Patient Experience). The two videos are linked here: “Virtual Collaborative Team Meeting” and “Virtual Family Conference.”