At The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), we are pleased to embrace an interprofessional approach to care. It is widely recognized that when health care professionals work collaboratively within their discipline and with others outside their disciplines, as well as with patients and families, there is a positive impact on many aspects of health care.
According to the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC), benefits of collaborative practice can improve:
- Wait times
- Healthy workplaces
- Health human resources
- Patient safety
- Chronic disease management
- Population health and wellness.
The Interprofessional Practice, Outcomes and Education department at TSH supports all regulated health professions at the hospital through setting of standards, updating changes in legislation and enhancing and encouraging knowledge translation around current best practices.
The department is led by Rhonda Seidman- Carlson, Vice-President, Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive, and has two managers in her portfolio.
- Manager of Interprofessional Practice and Outcomes
- Manager of Interprofessional Education and Professional Practice Leader, Nursing
All regulated health professions are part of and have access to the services of this department, and educational institutions (colleges and universities) access departmental resources to assist with clinical placements.