Advancing Interprofessional Practice: How to Navigate the Impact of Hidden Curriculum
Interprofessional and Hidden Curriculum are popular terms that have been widely discussed in academic circles over the past decade. However, in many instances, users of these terms are not clear on the meanings of these concepts both in interprofessional education and in clinical practice. This lack of clarity perpetuates common barriers when enculturating new healthcare graduates, interfere with interprofessional relationships, and impede collaborative person-centered care. These barriers include: fear of conflict, lack of role understanding, inability to engage in crucial conversations, and lack of a shared mental model.
The target audience will be those interested in learning new strategies to overcome these barriers to better shape resilient healthcare teams in the practice setting.
The target audience will be those interested in learning new strategies to overcome the hidden curriculum and address barriers to create resilient healthcare teams in the practice setting.
Workshop Format: This interactive, small-group session will explore what it means to be interprofessional, identify how the Hidden Curriculum influences power and conflict within practice, and present useful tools to overcome the recognized barriers and improve practice. Using a scenario, participants will use the tools to explore techniques, including Humble Inquiry, creating understanding via the Ladder of Inference, and ways to promote a Shared Mental Model and role appreciation. Participants will debrief on the tools, scenarios as well as their own experiences with the Hidden Curriculum and how the techniques will be helpful in the future.
Workshop participants will:
- Develop an awareness of how the Hidden Curriculum influences interprofessional practice
- Identify barriers that can impede the resiliency of the health care team
- Practice techniques to overcome these barriers and to foster professional practice
- Reflect on how tools and technique can be useful in their own interprofessional endeavors