Walter Eppich

Walter is a pediatric emergency medicine doctor and educationalist interested in promoting interprofessional collaboration through simulation, debriefing, and workplace talk.

 

A MEETING OF THE TRIBES: INTER-PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN CRITICAL CARE

“Meeting of the Tribes” brings together clinicians from a broad range of health professions–including medicine, nursing, social work, and physiotherapy–to explore interprofessional issues in critical care. In addition to their clinical work, panelists have unique perspectives on education, simulation, and resilience in healthcare. In discussing issues related to tribalism and their implications for interprofessional practice, we will explore what it will take to overcome a tribal mentality in the service of improved patient care. In this session, we will strive to: (a) present a snapshot of the status quo, (b) explore key issues and their implications for clinical practice, and (c) envision of future of enhanced interprofessional collaborative practice.

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