Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions: Dialogue and Shared Decisions

Title Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions: Dialogue and Shared Decisions
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2015
Year 1: Project Title Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Saraswathi Vedam
Year 1: Funded Amount 74,284
Year 1: Project Status Active
Year 1: Team Members

Michelle Butler, Professor / Director, Midwifery
Shafik Dharamsi, Associate Professor, Family Practice / Lead Faculty, Student Engagement, CHD
Patricia Janssen, Professor, Maternal-Child Health & SPPH
Jenna Scott, Co-Director, Masters Program in Genetic Counselling
Kathrin Stoll, Postdoctoral Fellow, Midwifery & SPPH
Wendy Hall, Professor, Nursing; Valter Ciocca, Professor / Director, Audiology & Speech Sciences
Jayne Garland, Professor / Head of Physiotherapy

Year 1: Summary

In partnership with the UBC College of Health Disciplines we will create an online educational toolkit that enables learners to acquire key professional competencies necessary to provide optimal perinatal care in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. Modules will address competencies like communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, team functioning, leadership and patient-centred care; all requisite skills for care across the health professions. Currently, there are few university-based, pre-clinical opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to demonstrate these core competencies. Place of birth has been chosen as the exemplar since this contentious topic will generate dialogue around a central issue in which UBC students are known to hold strong and differing opinions. The toolkit will be organized in a flipped classroom format, reserving time for students to develop and practice skills face-to-face. Modules and materials will be available for a self-directed learning process or incorporation into existing classes.

Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 2: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Saraswathi Vedam
year-2 funded-amount 69,280
Year 2: Project Status Active
Year 2: Project Title Shared Decision Making: A toolkit for the health professions on collaborative leadership
Year 2: Team Members

Dr. Christie Newton, Director, Interprofessional Education, Director, Continuing Professional Development and Community Partnerships, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Jessica Holbeck, 2nd Year Student, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Lauren Roope, 4th Year Student, UBC School of Nursing
Kelsey Martin, 2nd Year Student, UBC Midwifery Program
Leah Timmermann, 3rd Year Student, UBC Midwifery Program
Emma Butt, 4th Year Student, UBC Midwifery Program
Jessica Neufeld, 3rd Year Student, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Jacquelyn Thorne, 3rd Year Student, UBC Midwifery Program
Warren Koo, 1st year student, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Alexandria Marshall, UBC School of Nursing Class of 2015
Dr. Sarah Partridge, 3rd year Family Practice Resident
Dr. Michelle Butler, Professor, Director, UBC Midwifery Program
Dr. Patricia Janssen, Professor, MCH Program, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Jenna Scott, MS, CGC, Co-Director Masters Program in Genetic Counselling, Curriculum Development and Directed Studies
Dr. Angela Towle, Senior Scholar, Centre for Health Education Scholarship
Sarah Munro, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Dr. Lisa Kane Low, Associate Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program Coordinator, School of Nursing and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
Dr. Kathrin Stoll, Post-Doctoral Fellow, UBC Midwifery and SPPH
Dr. Wendy Hall, Professor, UBC School of Nursing

Year 2: Summary

In partnership with students and faculty from health professional programs that comprise UBC Integrated Health, we are creating a flexible online educational toolkit which will enable learners to acquire core competencies that are essential for practice in a multi-disciplinary environment. Modules will provide learning activities related to interprofessional communication, collaboration, team functioning, conflict resolution leadership and patient-centered care. University-based, pre-clinical opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes in these areas are scarce.

Place of birth has been chosen as the exemplar since this contentious topic will generate dialogue around an issue about which UBC students are known to hold strong and differing opinions (Stoll et al., 2009). The blended learning format will reserve time for students to develop and practice skills face-to-face. To facilitate uptake by learners from diverse programs, modules and materials will be accessible both via existing UBC courses and through a self-directed learning process.

Year 3: Principal Investigator Saraswathi Vedam
Year 3: Funded Amount 70,252
Year 3: Project Title Birth Place Toolkit for the Health Professions: Dialogue and Shared Decisions
Year 3: Project Status Active
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 3: Team Members

Christie Newton, Director, Interprofessional Education / Director, Continuing Professional Development and Community Partnerships, UBC Medicine
Jessica Holbeck, Class of 2018, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Lauren Roope, Class of 2016, UBC School of Nursing
Kelsey Martin, Class of 2018, UBC Midwifery Program
Leah Timmermann, Class of 2017, UBC Midwifery Program
Emma Butt, Class of 2017, UBC Midwifery Program
Jessica Neufeld, Class of 2017, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Jacquelyn Thorne, Class of 2017, UBC Midwifery Program
Warren Koo, Class of 2019, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Jessie Wang, Class of 2020, UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
Alexandria Marshall, UBC School of Nursing, Class of 2015
Sarah Partridge, Family Practice
Michelle Butler, Professor, Director, UBC Midwifery Program
Patricia Janssen, Professor, MCH Program, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Jenna Scott, MS, CGC, Co-Director, Master’s Program in Genetic Counselling, Curriculum Development and Directed Studies
Angela Towle, Sr. Scholar, Centre for Health Education Scholarship
Sarah Munro, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
Lisa Kane Low, Associate Professor, Nurse-Midwifery / Education Program Coordinator, School of Nursing and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
Kathrin Stoll, Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Midwifery and SPPH
Wendy Hall, Professor, UBC Nursing

Year 3: Summary

Students and faculty across health professional programs at UBC are creating Dialogue and Decisions: Advancing Person-Centred Health Care, a flexible toolkit to teach core competencies for health professionals working in multi-disciplinary environments. Online modules and synchronous simulation sessions provide learning experiences on effective provider-patient and interprofessional communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, leadership and patient-centred care. To facilitate uptake by learners from diverse programs, modules and materials are accessible via the existing UBC course delivery system. This project is significant because it offers university-based, pre-clinical opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support effective interprofessional collaboration and respectful care. To generate dialogue around an issue about which UBC students are known to hold strong and differing opinions (Stoll et al., 2009), place of birth has been chosen as the exemplar. The format offers flexibility, convenience of self-directed learning and opportunities for in-depth engagement with other health professionals through synchronous/in-person activities.