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Reflections During the Changing Times in IPE

April 28, 2020

A few weeks ago, members of the Creighton University Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) team, Joy Doll and Katie Packard presented "Prevailing in IPE during a Pandemic: Reflections from an Interprofessional Team" as part of the National Center’s Connecting at the Nexus: COVID-19 Edition webinar series.

The discussion encouraged me to reflect on what teams do have control over during what seems like uncontrollable times...

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Five Lessons on IPE During a Global Pandemic

April 27, 2020

I was getting ready to go to bed during a visit to my parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a Monday night. It was Spring Break and myself along with my kiddos were taking a break from our usual routine. I noticed an email from our University President. He was seeking guidance on if we should postpone or cancel a significant interprofessional event for the homeless that Creighton has hosted for 12 years due to the forming risk of COVID-19.

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Lessons on Teamwork and Collaboration from a Crisis: What have you learned that you want to take forward with you?

April 21, 2020

In October, 2019, representatives from Edson College’s undergraduate and graduate programs created an Interprofessional Guiding Coalition to broaden the impact of its interprofessional footprint in practice, education, and research. At their April 2020 meeting, members of this group reflected on what we’re learning about teamwork and IPE during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Stories from the Field: How to Do Teaming and IPE at a Distance

March 30, 2020

Last week, we launched a series to share practical ways to work as virtual teams and to teach teamwork and collaboration at a distance.  The tips and stories come from things we’ve learned through our own work as a remote team, from education and practice members of the Arizona Nexus, and from our national interprofessional colleagues and networks. This rolling article featuring guest posts will be updated with the new stories from the field, as they are submitted. 

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Hanging Together – Practical Ways to Reduce Isolation and Build Teamness

March 23, 2020

As we look around from our remote working sites, we are so grateful to everyone in the healthcare community – providers, administrators, faculty, staff, students – for showing us how to mobilize with strength and integrity. It’s a rough time. We have been thinking about how we – as members of a one interprofessional center – could help. One small thing we felt we could contribute is communication about practical ways we’ve learned from our own work and from education and practice members of the Arizona Nexus, and our national interprofessional colleagues and networks to work as virtual teams and to teach teamwork and collaboration at a distance.

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Launching Team Conversations About Tough Topics

February 12, 2020

The latest issue of the Team Care Connections digital magazine, Conversations About Moral Distress and Moral Injury, tackles this tough subject and offers examples of how moral distress and moral injury may show up and what team members can do to prevent them and lessen their impact.

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Interprofessional Voices: The Story Within the Story

January 9, 2020

The 2nd Annual AZ Nexus Conference, held in November 2019, focused on storytelling and narrative as a teaching and learning method for the application of interprofessional education and team-based care. Topics ranged from using medical improvisation to help with communication to storytelling and the sharing of narratives and how this approach helps not only patients, but care providers. Highlights from the 2019 conference are captured in a digital story.

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