James Ballard, EdD, MS
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Ballard is executive director of the Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Nationally, he serves as the co-chair of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education NEXUS Learning System and is a member of the board and education committees for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC). He is a graduate in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and received a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky and a Doctorate in Education at Northern Kentucky University with a focus on Interprofessional Education.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional identify development is an emerging construct being explored by many as we design strategies to ensure that learners and practitioners can effectively function in interprofessional teams. Drawn from the more mature literature of professional identity development, this relatively new paradigm makes intuitive sense, yet still is not fully understood or operationalized as a key component of efforts to transform the current and future health workforce. Together, session participants and presenters will explore the intricacies of interprofessional identity in order to determine…
Understanding Communication Dynamics Among Healthcare Professionals: Implications on Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional Learning in the Clinical Environment (#1)
Researchers from six disciplines examined dialectical tensions among healthcare professionals in simulated medical error disclosure conversations. Using Relational Dialectics Theory (RDT), we examined how communication tensions manifested in one-on-one and interprofessional team disclosure. Tensions healthcare professionals experienced included transparency and protectionism, and leadership and support. Collaborative patient care requires shared leadership wherein power is shared as a function of appropriate knowledge and experience rather than isolated by role, and decisions are made…