Saturday 12th November Keynote: Professor Alan Bleakley,
Team Communication in Healthcare: An Educational Perspective
While recent initiatives to prepare clinicians for team-based clinical practice emphasize interprofessional education, entrenched structures and practices remain that continue to foster intraprofessional approaches. These same siloes also pervade clinical practice, often characterized by stark boundaries and tribal mentalities between professions and disciplines. Unfortunately, these same boundaries impede communication pathways that are vital for safe, effective, resilient patient care. These tensions also threaten collaboration within and between teams, hampering individual and team learning. Developing a culture of 'team reflection' could help overcome these tensions and serve both learning and patient care. Walter will explore beliefs and behaviours that promote team reflection and team inclusiveness, such as the importance of psychological safety and perspective taking, inclusive leadership, and inclusive leader language. Finally, Walter will give practical strategies to integrate principles of team reflection and team inclusiveness into clinical education.