Melanie Garrison, MEd
Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, University of Alberta
Melanie Garrison is the Interprofessional Practice Manager with the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) at the University of Alberta with a focus on bridging learning between future health care providers, practicing professionals, patients, families and communities to improve quality health outcomes.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Shared understanding of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) skills can bridge education and practice and build collaborative workplace culture (Bainbridge and Regher, 2015). Unfortunately, IPC ‘is not a tradition for many disciplines and organizations in the health system.’ and ‘for many collaboration must be taught and rehearsed’ (Bainbridge and Regher, 2015, pg 52). Although interprofessional education (IPE) has been integrated into accreditation requirements for many health science programs (AIPHE, 2010), the intentional integration into contextually authentic settings is largely…