Mandy Jones, PharmD, MPAS, BCPS
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Mandy Jones, PharmD, MPAS, BCPS is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She is extensively involved in IPE curricular development and implementation for students and clinicians. Her primary research experience is in pharmacy education and interprofessional education. Regarding IPE research, she recently led a team of researchers from disciplines of education, health communication, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy to evaluate dialectical tensions among health care professionals in one-on-one versus team-based medical error disclosure simulations. Dr. Jones' clinical practice is in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Understanding Communication Dynamics Among Healthcare Professionals: Implications on Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional Learning in the Clinical Environment
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…