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A Framework for the Development of Interprofessional Education Values and Core Competencies

Health Professional Programs, University of Toronto

EXPOSURE: Introduction IMMERSION: Development COMPETENCE: Entry-to-Practice

Collaboration Knowledge Skill / Behaviour Skill / Behaviour

Interprofessional (IP) theory Describe own role, responsibilities, values and scope of practice eectively to clients/ Accurately describe the roles, responsibilities and scopes of practice of other professions. Work collaboratively with others, as appropriate, to assess, plan, provide care/
patients/families and other professionals. intervention and make decisions to optimize client/patient/family health outcomes
Context and culture of the health Contribute to: and improve quality of care.
care system Describe interprofessional practice theory with respect to the science and theories
- Involving other professions in client/patient/family care appropriate to their roles Demonstrate leadership in advancing eective IP team function through a variety
Roles, responsibilities, behind teamwork.
and responsibilities.


of strategies including, but not limited to:
accountabilities and scope Describe the context and culture of the interprofessional (IP) environment that
- Eective decision-making in IP teamwork utilizing judgment and critical thinking. - Reflection,
of practice facilitates or inhibits collaboration, and its constraints.
- Team eectiveness through reflection on IP team function. - Promotion of eective decision-making,
Decision-making/critical thinking Identify instances where IP care will improve client/patient/family outcomes. - Identification of factors that contribute to or hinder team collaboration,
- The establishment and maintenance of eective IP working relationships/
- Perform as an eective team member including power and hierarchy,
- Flexibility and adaptability,


-- Flexibility, cooperation,
contribution, organization/ - Able to assume diverse roles in their IP group and support others in their roles,
eciency, team health maintenance - Establish and maintain eective IP working relationship partnerships with clients/
patients/ families and other team members, teams and/or organizations to support
Self-reflection achievement of common goals.
- Proactive Attitude
Based on client/patient/family needs, consider that preferred practice is
IP collaboration and willingly collaborate.

Skill / Behaviour
Knowledge Skill/Behaviour
Communication Communicate eectively, including giving and receiving feedback.
Recognize and understand how ones own uniqueness, including power and Contribute to eective IP communication, including:
Listening hierarchy within the IP team, may contribute to eective communication Advance IP group functioning through eectively addressing IP conflict.
- Giving and receiving feedback,

Giving and receiving feedback and/or IP tension. - Addressing conflict or dierence of opinions, Perform as an eective IP team member by:
Sharing information eectively Recognize and understand how the uniqueness of other team members, - Self-reflecting. - Sharing information,
Common language including power and hierarchy within the IP team, may contribute to eective - Listening attentively,
communication and/or IP tension. Attitude - Using understandable communications,
Dealing with conflict - Providing feedback to others,
Awareness of and openness to utilize and develop eective IP communication skills.
- Responding to feedback from others.

Develop awarness of and contribute to continual improvement of IP team
D E dynamics and group processes through eective IP communication.
Knowledge Knowledge
Skill / Behaviour
Values and Ethics Describe IP team dynamics as they relate to individual team members' values and Describe frameworks for ethical decision-making within an IP team.
Perform eectively to develop shared team values.
the impact on team functioning in ethical dilemmas.
Relational-centred Skill / Behaviour Practice ethically in an IP environment.
Describe the nature of IP ethical reasoning and justification.
Diversity sensitive Guided by an ethics framework, contribute to IP ethical reasoning and decision-making. Able to use a framework for ethical decision-making to guide ethical reasoning
Interdependence Skill / Behaviour within an IP team.
Creativity/innovation Identify IP ethical issues within a team context.
Advance values including accountibility, respect, confidentiality, trust, integrity, Attitude
Utilize the basic skills of reasoning and justification as it relates to identified honesty and ethical behaviour, equity as it relates to IP team functioning to maximize Accept, through respect and value, others and their contributions in
ethical issues within an IP team. quality, safe patient care. relational-centred care.
Reflect on own values, personal and professional, and respect those of other IP team
Clarify values including accountibility, respect, confidentiality, trust, integrity,
honesty and ethical behaviour, equity as it relates to IP team functioning to
maximize quality, safe patient care. G H I
REFLECTION, LEARNING AND FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT University of Toronto, Centre for Interprofessional Education