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Due Date: Sept 2nd, 2019 at 5pm
In health care, no one professional can meet all the patient’s needs and therefore a team approach is required. The purpose of this task is to encourage you to recall, reflect upon and present an example of inter-professional practice from one of your 3rd year clinical placement experiences.
For this task you need to create a 6-7 minute vodcast of your experience of interprofessional practice during one of your 3rd year placements. The inter-professional practice interactions can be identified at any time throughout the patient’s episode of care.
You must discuss how you and your practice partner interacted with two health professionals from the following list:
1. Dietician
2. Medical officer
3. Occupational therapist
4. Pharmacist
5. Physiotherapist/Exercise physiologist
6. Podiatrist
7. Psychologist
8. Social worker
9. Speech therapist
10. Aboriginal Health Practitioner
In your vodcast you must:
1) Introduce your presentation and topic and outlines the patient situation.
2) Outline the roles of two different health professions (from the list above) and describe the contribution that the two health professionals made to inter-professional practice.
3) Discuss how the nurse communicated with both of these health professionals including:
a. Identify the types of information communicated between health professionals.
b. Identify a barrier to effective inter-professional practice and recommend a strategy to overcome this.
4) Provide a short summary of key points at the end of the presentation.
You may like to prepare by:
• Talking to the health professionals about their roles
• Accessing this website for role clarification
Additional information:
• A vodcast is a video that you will create directly using the VoiceThread platform on your laptop or PC: you are required to record yourself speaking. You must not use any other format (eg: MP4 or MP3).
• Please note that the average person speaks at 120-150 words per minute so you will need to prepare approximately 720-840 words for this task.
• You can use first person in your presentation.
• You should use academic language and health specific terminology throughout.
• We recommend that you practice your presentation to ensure you present it within time specifications (your presentation must be between six-seven minutes).
• You may find it useful to utilise the twelve inter-professional threshold learning outcomes (TLOs) for Griffith Health graduates (which are listed on the page following the marking criteria) to support your presentation.
• Refer to the marking criteria when completing your assignment. This will assist you in calculating the weightings of the sections for this presentation.
• Submit electronically to the VoiceThread platform available under the assessment tab in your course.
• You must submit this presentation to be eligible to achieve a passing grade in this course.
Please ensure that you thoroughly and carefully follow the VoiceThread instructions in your preparation and upload of this video.
CRITERION ONE: Introduction & Patient situation
• Presentation and topic is effectively introduced (5 marks)
• The patient situation is clearly outlined (5 marks) /10
CRITERION TWO: Inter-professional practice roles
• The key roles of the two different chosen health professionals are
effectively outlined (5 marks)
• The contribution that the health professionals made to interprofessional practice is well described (5 marks) /10
CRITERION THREE: Communication
• Discusses how the nurse communicated with both of these health professionals o Identifies the types of information communicated between the health professionals and the nurse. (10 marks)
o Identifies and describes a barrier to effective interprofessional practice and recommends a strategy to
overcome this (10 marks) /20
CRITERION FOUR: Summary & Presentation
• Succinctly summarises the key points of the presentation (5 marks)
• The presentation is effectively and fluently delivered (2.5 marks)
• The presentation time is between 6 - 7 minutes in duration (2.5 marks) /10
Total Marks
Weighted at 20% /50
Interprofessional threshold learning outcomes for Griffith Health graduates Upon graduation, Griffith-trained health professionals will be able to:
1. articulate the purpose for effective interprofessional practice in relation to optimising the quality, effectiveness and person-centredness of health and social services, in order to enable patients, clients and communities to maximise their health and wellbeing
2. work effectively in a team, both in the role of team member and of team leader
3. describe potential barriers to effective teamwork and strategies through which they may be overcome
4. articulate the roles, responsibilities, practices, values and expertise of effective members of their own profession
5. describe the roles, practices, values and expertise of each of the health professions with whom they will interact, including the uniqueness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and health professionals
6. recognise and challenge stereotypical views in relation to the roles, practices, values and expertise of particular health professions in their own thinking and in the communication of others
7. express their professional opinions competently, confidently and respectfully to colleagues in any health profession
8. engage with the opinions of other health professionals, effectively and respectfully, reflecting on the value of each contribution in relation to its usefulness for patients, clients and communities
9. for individual level care:
• synthesise the input of multiple professional colleagues, together with the beliefs, priorities and wishes of the patient or client and their significant others, to reach consensus on optimal treatment, care and support and how it should be provided while for community level health activity:
• synthesise the input of multiple professional colleagues, together with the values and priorities of the community concerned, to reach consensus on optimal interventions and how they should be implemented
10. demonstrate cultural capability when working collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, clients, communities and health professionals in order to provide culturally safe health care and health promotion
11. recognise and respond to the impact of personal and other professionals’ health and wellbeing on individual and team performance
12. reflect critically and creatively on their own, and their teams’, performance in health professional practice settings.

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Title: Inter-professional practice in healthcare system

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