Interprofessional Structured Communication
In this activity, one or more students from different professions conduct an interview with a patient/client to listen to their story of their interactions with multiple health, social care and/or other human services professionals.
- Express professional opinions competently, confidently, and respectfully avoiding discipline specific language
- Plan patient/client care goals and priorities with involvement of other health, social care and/or human services professionals
- Identify opportunities to enhance the care of patients/clients through the involvement of other health, social care and/or human services professionals
- Recognise and resolve disagreements in relation to patient/client care that arise from different disciplinary perspectives
- Give timely, sensitive, instructive feedback to colleagues from other professions, and respond respectfully to feedback from these colleagues
Familiarise yourself with workplace structured communication approaches (e.g. ISBAR).
Review the patient/client records of case. Using the workplace set structure, extract what information you require to make your communication to the other profession.
See Worksheet for activity guidelines.
After both students have completed a communication and worked through all questions on the worksheet, reflect on:
- What worked well in the communication process?
- What could have been improved?
- What you would do differently next time?
Refer back to the learning outcomes for this activity for prompts to help answer the above questions.
Ensure the worksheet is complete, you have discussed it with your supervisor, and you complete any necessary administration (e.g. supervisor signature) for your portfolio or placement assessment.